Paul Celan

Paul Celan : Holograms of Darkness

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Paul Celan, one of the greatest poets of the post-Holocaust decades, strove to utter the unspeakable. In his literary struggle to respond to the Holocaust, he exploded literary traditions and, out of their residue, created a new poetry.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Fr.6ill.
  • 0253313783
  • 9780253313782

Table of contents

PREFACE INTRODUCTION PART ONE I. AT THE CROSSROADS OF TRADITIONS: PAUL CELANOS NATIVE CENTEXTUALITY The Region Where Books and People Lived An Alexandrian Constellation The Conscious Traditionalists Paul Celan: Poems of a Double Bind PART TWO II. RESONANCES OF THE NIGHT Configurations of Love, Bitterness, and Tulips Ballads of an Extinct World A Crown of Thorns III, PAUL CELANOS POETICS OF SEDUCTION The Roumanian Intermezzo A Dream about Dreams Sand and Memories Backlight PART THREE IV. INNOVATION AND REPETITION Count the Almonds Words as Weapons Roots in the Air Eastersmoke V, GRAVE-WELLS IN THE WIND: RECOLLECTIONS OF THE PAST IN CELANOS SCHNEEPART NOTES INDEX OF NAMES AND TOPICS INDEX OF PAUL CELANOS POEMS AND PROSE
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" ... Colin's brilliant new book ... demonstrates how deeply linked Celan's work is to the Romanian Jewish experience of the 1930s and '40s... A landmark in Celan studies and a major contribution to the study of contemporary poetry and theory." Choice "Unquestionably this book has much to offer: its discussion of the early Celan, especially his Roumanian poems; its survey of the cultural milieu out of which he came; and its valuable explications of hitherto unexplored Celan poems are excellent contributions to scholarship." --Alfred Hoelzel "A wide ranging examination of the multifarious cultural background of one of the most important poets of this century and a brilliant analysis of his work." Magill's Literary Annual "In a hauntingly urgent voice, Amy Colin ... unravels and connects for the Celan scholar some of the intricacies of his early and his late poetic creations." Modern Judaism " ... a readable yet sophisticated analysis of certain aspects of Celan's poetic development." World Literature Today "It will claim a prominent place in current Celan criticism." Shofar
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