Marking Paul Celan's 100th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his death, this volume endeavours to answer the following question: why does Celan still matter today - more than ever perhaps? And why should he continue to matter tomorrow? In other words, the volume explores and assesses the enduring significance of Celan's life and oeuvre in and for the 21st century. Boasting cutting-edge research by international scholars together with original contributions by contemporary artists and writers, this book attests to, on the one hand, the extent to which large swathes of contemporary philosophy, poetics, literary scholarship, and aesthetics have been indebted to Celan's legacy and are simply unthinkable without it, and, on the other hand, to the malleability, adaptability, breadth and depth of Celan's poetics, which, like the music of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, or Queen, is reborn and rediscovered with every new generation.
Biografie (Karen Leeder)
Karen Leeder, geb. 1962, ist Professorin für Neuere deutsche Literatur am New College in Oxford. Veröffentlichungen u.a. zur deutschsprachigen Lyrik der Gegenwart, zu Rilke und Brecht. Als Übersetzerin wurde sie 2005 mit dem Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzungspreis ausgezeichnet.§