Deathfugue
Deathfugue
by Paul Celan

Deathfugue Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

G

This is a Holocaust poem, so sex isn't on anyone's mind. On the other hand, Marguerite and Shulamith are idealized erotic female figures, so we're left wondering why Celan chose to include them in the text. Thoughts?

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