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Meridian Final Version-Drafts-Materials

ISBN-10: 0804739528
ISBN-13: 9780804739528
Edition: 2010
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Description: Originally presented as a speech to the German Academy for Language and Poetry on the occasion of Celan's acceptance of the Georg Buchner Prize for literature,The Meridianis one of, if notthemost important poetological statement of the second half  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 2/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Originally presented as a speech to the German Academy for Language and Poetry on the occasion of Celan's acceptance of the Georg Buchner Prize for literature,The Meridianis one of, if notthemost important poetological statement of the second half of the twentieth century. Much more than a personal statement or occasional piece, it is a meditation on the state of poetry and art in general and a rigorous attempt to account for what poetry is, can, and must be after the Holocaust. This definitive historico-critical edition, available for the first time in English, presents not only the first drafts, but also a vast array of notes and preparatory work and a brief essay on Osip Mandelstam, all of which work to expand the field of reference of Celan's manifesto and reveal its true scope. Rich commentaries clarify Celan's notes to authors as diverse as Leibniz, Scheler, Kafka, Hofmannsthal, Husserl, Pascal, Valery, Heidegger, and others.

Born in Bukovina (now part of Romania) Celan saw his father and mother die because of the Nazi take over of their country and their imprisonment in camps. He spent most of his life in Paris writing in German before committing suicide.

Pierre Joris is a Professor of English at SUNY, Albany and an acclaimed translator and editor. as well as the author of many books of poetry. He is coeditor of UC Press's highly successful first two volumes in the Poems for the Millennium series. Habib Tengour is a poet, editor, translator, anthropologist, and novelist. He is editor of Œuvres poeacute;tiques complegrave;tes de Mohammed Dib.

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