Paul Celan's Unfinished Poetics: Readings in the Sous-Oeuvre (Germanic Literatures #16) (Paperback)

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Paul Celan (1920-1970) is perhaps the most widely read of modern German-language poets, and yet his reputation has been constructed on a small body of primary texts. Thomas C. Connolly seeks to destabilize canonical readings of Celan's work by exploring the sous-oeuvre, the marginalized or unauthorized parts of a work that are traditionally eclipsed. These include fragments from Eingedunkelt, a cycle composed during Celan's incarceration in a psychiatric ward, as well as aphorisms, drafts, press cuttings, reading annotations, a translation of Mallarm , and poems from the late collections Fadensonnen and Schneepart. Engaging with theories of genetic criticism, theory of law, the history of painting, and Celan's poetic dialogue with Osip Mandel'shtam, Peter Weiss, and Rembrandt, this study seeks to move discussions of Celan's poetry onto less familiar ground, and to propose new ways of reading and enjoying literature.

Thomas C. Connolly is Assistant Professor in French at Yale University, New Haven.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781781885666
ISBN-10: 1781885664
Publisher: Legenda
Publication Date: November 4th, 2019
Pages: 262
Language: English
Series: Germanic Literatures