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Rose Ausländer was born in what is now Roumania and wrote in the German language. Of Jewish origin, she survived WWII, and immigrated to the United States in 1946, where she worked for the next 17 years as a secretary, correspondent and translator. She returned to Europe in 1963, and died in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1988. Rose Auslander's first volume of poetry was published in 1939; her second in 1965. After 1967, she published an additional 10 volumes. Translation[s] printed by permission of S. Fischer Verlag. Copyright © 1984 S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. ["Contributor Note" from original publication, 1995.]