Paul Celan | Critical Essay by Guy Davenport

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Paul Celan.
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Critical Essay by Guy Davenport

Celan's poetry [in Speech-Grille and Selected Poems] reminds me of that of the English poet Christopher Middleton. The words in it tend to stand away from each other and be little poems in themselves. The images are startling and in perfect focus, yet the whole poem is like something one has never seen before, a machine dreamed up by Kafka, or a painting by Ernst or Klee….

Here is the beginning of a poem by Celan:

                 Lichtgewinn, messbar, aus
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This section contains 326 words
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Buy the Critical Essay by Guy Davenport
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