Poetry Against Poetry: Celan and literature
Presses Universitaires de France
Jean Bollack’s studies of Paul Celan’s poems gathered here in Poésie contre poésie, are placed in the context of the dialogue that the poet himself had established between language and tradition. Jean Bollack shows how Celan carved his writing, how it was perceived, understood, and analyzed. Celan’s poetry rises up against poetry and turns violence against violence.
Jean Bollack : A Hellenistic scholar and philologist, Jean Bollack is the founder of a research center at the University of Lille III and director of the research study on social history of philology at the Maison des sciences. La Grèce de personne (Seuil, 1997), La mort d’Antigone (PUF, 1999) and Sens contre sens (La passe du vent, 2000) are among his most recent works.