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Late and Deep Essay & Criticism

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Critical Overview

The poetry of Paul Celan has generated intense critical interest for over fifty years. Writing in 1972, Jerry Glenn begins his book on Celan by stating, "Paul Celan is generally considered to be the most accomplished German-speaking lyric poet to emerge in recent decades." Even the most cursory examination of bibliographies in books about the poet reveals a rich secondary literature. Much of this literature is in German, but a substantial portion is in English, and some of it is in French. In her book Pathways to Paul Celan: A History of Critical Responses as a Chorus of Discordant Voices, Bianca Rosenthal declares that the beginning of Celan's critical reception was 1953, the year after Poppy and Memory was published. She states that he "stepped into the literary scene with this volume and immediately attracted attention." Several critics pointed out, either positively or negatively, the surrealistic aspects of Celan's work...

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