Corona: Selected Poems of Paul Celan

Corona Selected Poems of Paul Celan Paul Celan arguably the mid th century s most important German language poet is commonly pigeonholed as a poet of the Holocaust a term however he never used Undoing facile assumptions about Cela

  • Title: Corona: Selected Poems of Paul Celan
  • Author: Paul Celan Susan Gillespie
  • ISBN: 9781581771275
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Paul Celan, arguably the mid 20th century s most important German language poet, is commonly pigeonholed as a poet of the Holocaust a term, however, he never used Undoing facile assumptions about Celan, Corona charts a idiosyncratic and personal path through Celan s large oeuvre, choosing 103 poems from among the than 900 Celan published The bilingual selectionPaul Celan, arguably the mid 20th century s most important German language poet, is commonly pigeonholed as a poet of the Holocaust a term, however, he never used Undoing facile assumptions about Celan, Corona charts a idiosyncratic and personal path through Celan s large oeuvre, choosing 103 poems from among the than 900 Celan published The bilingual selection includes work from all of Celan s periods and genres Without ignoring the poet s well known work of memory and memorialization, it seeks to open a space for new appreciation of Celan s love poems, as well as his poems on political events, painful reflections on his stays in mental hospitals, and quasi burlesque verse Susan H Gillespie s translations are characterized by their ease of diction and their attention to the somatic and rhetorical aspects of Celan s lines their sound, gait, tone, and gravity as well as to their internal and external echoes The latter, elucidated in notes to the poems, include references to other poets and to Celan s wide readings of everything from specialized dictionaries to other writers what Roman Jakobson called their poetic etymology.

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