Celan Documentary on ARTE

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Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language — An Interview with Pierre Joris

Above right: Paul Celan, passport photo Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan A Bilingual Edition Translated and with Commentary by Pierre Joris Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 736 pages,ISBN-10: 0374125988   Doug Valentine with Pierre Joris Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language An Interview with Pierre Joris   There is great pleasure to be found in Paul Celan’s poetry. His dazzling neologisms (“wordwall”, “smokethin”, “icethorn”) … Read more Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language — An Interview with Pierre Joris

Celan, Peyrafitte, Howe, Meyer.

With the serialization of The Malady of Islam taking up all weekdays (& will do for another couple of weeks), I’ll use Saturday’s post to list other items/events of interest. 1) A Review of Breathturn into Timestead in The Arts Fuse: Fuse Poetry Review: “Breathturn into Timestead” — A Magnificent Guide to the Enigmatic Poetry of Paul Celan Feb 25 2015  Once you have wrestled with Paul Celan, not against but … Read more Celan, Peyrafitte, Howe, Meyer.

Chicago Tribune Review of “Breathturn into Timestead”

12/31/2014 By Shoshana Olidort The last five poetry volumes of Paul Celan are collected in “Breathturn Into Timestead” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) The poem, Paul Celan once said, “is lonely,” and in its loneliness it reaches outward, “intends another … goes toward it.” In this way, Celan went on to explain, the poem creates the possibility for an encounter with the reader, for being heard and understood. One of … Read more Chicago Tribune Review of “Breathturn into Timestead”

George Hunka on Celan

New books: Paul Celan Paul Celan remains one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century. The two great poems of his early career, “Death Fugue” (circa 1945) and “Stretto” (1958), were respectively informed, if not inspired, by the Holocaust and the detonation of the atomic bomb. His body of work was a response, if not a riposte, to Adorno’s speculation that poetry was impossible in the wake … Read more George Hunka on Celan

Paul Celan’s “Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry” — An Evening with Pierre Joris and Paul Auster

Monday, December 1st, 7:00 p.m. Location: Silver Center – Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003 Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading of Paul Celan’s Breathturn into Timestead by the poet and translator Pierre Joris and a conversation between Pierre Joris and Paul Auster, introduced by Professor Ulrich Baer, NYU’s Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity. This event is free of charge. If you … Read more Paul Celan’s “Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry” — An Evening with Pierre Joris and Paul Auster

Paul Celan…

… born today, 23 November, 93 years ago, i.e. in  1920. Left in 1970; is stilled missed. But we have the work. Here is one of the first poems of his I translated back in 1968, the year after Atemwende / Breathturn, the volume from which it is taken, came out: Eroded by the beamwind of your speech the gaudy chatter of the pseudo- experienced — the hundred- tongued … Read more Paul Celan…

San Diego Area Events

UCSD New Writing Series: Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte Event Type: Poetry Reading Event Date and Time: October 23, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Description: UCSD’s New Writing Series is excited to announce a double reading from Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30 in the SME Performance Space Room. Pierre Joris is the author of over 50 books of poetry, translations, anthologies, & … Read more San Diego Area Events