The Fire and the Rose are One – war poems

The work of Osip Mandelstam deeply impressed Celan and influenced his own writing. On the biographic level, Mandelstam’s fate appeared to Celan as a premonition of his own. But doesn’t T. S. Eliot coincide with the rise of Acmeism in Russia? And weren’t the atrocities of the 20th century common?

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