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Paul Celan is perhaps the most important poet to have written in the German language in the 20th century. 2020 marks the anniversary of Celan’s 100th birthday, which will be commemorated worldwide. No other author better presents the history of the last century, especially the experience of the Holocaust. The significance of Celan’s work, his long journey through Europe, and the profound effect of his poems, however, pose challenges to writing his biography. Another aspect to be considered in this context is how Celan’s poetry tends to irritate or even to destroy a common meaning. This lecture will use images to illustrate elements of Celan’s biography, and demonstrate the difficulties in writing it. The presentation and the following discussion with Professor Ulrich Baer will develop a model to describe Celan’s life—focusing on his most famous poem, Death Fugue.
This is a lecture by Thomas Sparr, the editor-at-large at the Suhrkamp Verlag in Berlin, on the “Difficulties of Writing a Biography of Paul Celan,” followed by a conversation with Professor Ulrich Baer, Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity.