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Today is the birthday of Paul Celan, (1920-1970). He was a poet and translator.    He born as Paul Antschel into a Jewish family in Romania, and changed his name to "Paul Celan" (where Celan in Romanian would be pronounced Chelan, and was derived from Ancel, pronounced Antshel), becoming one of the major German-language poets of the post-World War II era.    More information about Celan and his poems on Poemhunter:  http://www.poemhunter.com/paul-celan/    Happy Birthday Paul Celan!

Paul Celan, the German-Jewish poet who survived the Holocaust to write some of the most seering, brilliant poetry ever penned.

O einer, o keiner, o niemand, o du O one, o none, o no one, o you  --Paul Celan, "There was earth inside them"

O einer, o keiner, o niemand, o du O one, o none, o no one, o you --Paul Celan, "There was earth inside them"

Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park,(born 3 August 1920), commonly known as P. D. James, is an English crime writer and Conservative life peer in the House of Lords, most famous for a series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh.

British crime writer P.D. James (photo: Ulla Montan) I saw the great British detective novelist P.D. James, who died today in Oxford at the age of in

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Karl (1786–1859), became famous as the authors of fairy tales. As scholars, they also contributed to comparative linguistics. The Grimm brothers were also very important historians of medieval language and folklore.         The German brothers spent years collecting and researching folk tales early in the 19th century. They published Children's and Household Tales in 1812, a collection which became known as "Grimm's Fairy Tales."

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Karl of medieval language and folklore. The German brothers spent years collecting and researching folk tales. They published Children's and Household Tales in a collection which became known as "Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Offaly Good: A guide to Burns Night

Offaly Good: A guide to Burns Night

The of January is a special day for every Scot! It is the anniversary of Robert Burns’, probably the most famous Scottish poet, birth! Rabbie Burns, The Bard of Ayrshire, Robden of Solway Firt…

The poet Seamus Heaney as a young man, Ireland, 1966, photograph by Faber Books (photographer unattributed).

The poet Seamus Heaney as a young man, Ireland, photograph by Faber Books (photographer unattributed).

Robert Louis Stevenson

One of my favorite writers, Robert Louis Stevenson, - Author of "Treasure Island," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.

MARGARITE DURAS

Marguerite Duras: French writer and film director.

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