John Felstiner

John Felstiner (b. 1936) recently retired after teaching at Stanford for forty-nine years. His major books include Translating Neruda: The Way to Macchu Picchu; Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew; Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan; Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature Poems; and Jewish American Literature.

  • November 11, 2014 John Felstiner
    “Celan as Translator,” our huge and astonishing job here, could be taken over totally by a brilliant book sitting next to me. But Celan als Übersetzer (1997), has 623 pages of not easy German…