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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 27–53.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... The essay’s conclusion compares Herbert’s poem with another strange praise poem, Paul Celan’s “Psalm.” The essay claims that if Cavell sees praise as signaling a triumph over doubt, “The Flower” shows, as only verse can, how praise and doubt accompany each other, using doubt to keep praise at a distance from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 407–408.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Moriarty, Louis Zukofsky, and Paul Celan; to the impact of form in Jane Austen’s fiction; to the freightings of syntax in Victorian fiction; to revelations of form that emerge in computation; to the subtle temporalities of modernist fiction (Wolfson and Brown 2006 ). Many of the essays in the book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 225–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
... are produced across time and space. Understanding the latter requires properly critical approaches for which questions of technique, style, genre, poetics, form, trope, device, motif, rhythm, plot, and so on are the starting points. I have suggested elsewhere (Etherington 2018 : 61–66) that Paul Celan’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 525–529.
Published: 01 December 2015
... chapter) the “singable residue” ( singbarer Rest ) of the poetry of Paul Celan (5; also see 152, 162). Counting the introduction, six of the seven chapters offer focused, nigh-sumptuous stretches of apposite critical reflections on visual art; indeed, Pyle notes this “prominence of ekphrasis” (3...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (2): 181–191.
Published: 01 June 1961
..., Federico Garcia Lorca, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Gott- fried Benn, and Dylan Thomas, different as their poetic individualities may be, have this Sprachgegnerschuft in common. In Germany, Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann appear to be the most promising con- temporary successors and innovators...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 624–627.
Published: 01 December 2004
... include Die Nacht der Hymnen: Paul Celans Gedichte, 1938-1944 (1993), on Celan's early poetry; Die Dichterin und das schelmische Erhabene (1998), on Else Lasker-Schüler's prose; and Die Moderne— Ein Weib (2000), on German modernist literature by women. The International Comparative Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... ensnared by the sciences (positivism) and/or politics (Marxism), poetry assumed “certain of philosophy’s functions” in offering itself as “a locus of language wherein a proposition about being and about time” could be uniquely entertained.2 Stretching from Friedrich Hölderlin to Paul Celan...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 282–286.
Published: 01 June 2009
... much modern and contemporary poetry exceeds, both formally and materially, this way of thinking about literature. I have not the slightest doubt that Paul Celan’s later poetry, for example, sharpens the minds of those who try to engage it, but it does so because of the irre- ducibility of its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 June 2009
... incomplete becomes clear when one considers how much modern and contemporary poetry exceeds, both formally and materially, this way of thinking about literature. I have not the slightest doubt that Paul Celan’s later poetry, for example, sharpens the minds of those who try to engage it, but it does...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 272–274.
Published: 01 June 2009
... doubt that Paul Celan’s later poetry, for example, sharpens the minds of those who try to engage it, but it does so because of the irre- ducibility of its language to the forms of mediation by which we try to make sense of things. Celan’s rejection of transparency suggests a very different...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 275–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... incomplete becomes clear when one considers how much modern and contemporary poetry exceeds, both formally and materially, this way of thinking about literature. I have not the slightest doubt that Paul Celan’s later poetry, for example, sharpens the minds of those who try to engage it, but it does...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 278–282.
Published: 01 June 2009
... doubt that Paul Celan’s later poetry, for example, sharpens the minds of those who try to engage it, but it does so because of the irre- ducibility of its language to the forms of mediation by which we try to make sense of things. Celan’s rejection of transparency suggests a very different...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 287–290.
Published: 01 June 2009
... doubt that Paul Celan’s later poetry, for example, sharpens the minds of those who try to engage it, but it does so because of the irre- ducibility of its language to the forms of mediation by which we try to make sense of things. Celan’s rejection of transparency suggests a very different...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (1): 131–148.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... In an essay on Paul Celan, McHugh takes his “Mapesbury Road” and elaborates the paradox that her own poem enjoys: “don’t give up the being beside yourself. Being-beside-yourself is being in poems” (Bro- ken English, 136). The point, however, is that this is a joke, a pun, a way of being only in words...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 621–624.
Published: 01 December 2004
... is professor of German literature and director of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp. Her books include Die Nacht der Hymnen: Paul Celans Gedichte, 1938–1944 (1993), on Celan’s early poetry; Die Dichterin und das schelmische Erhabene (1998), on Else Lasker-Schüler’s prose; and Die...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 415–417.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 427 Jewish writer Sebald and a psychotheology that emerges explicitly, according to Santner, from a peculiar strain of modern German-Jewish thought associ- ated with such figures as Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, and Paul Celan, almost all of whom...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 418–420.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, and Paul Celan, almost all of whom figure in the intellectual-historical milieu Santner invokes as a context for under- standing Sebald’s work. On the level of approach and methodology, Santner’s book bears an uncanny procedural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 421–423.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 427 Jewish writer Sebald and a psychotheology that emerges explicitly, according to Santner, from a peculiar strain of modern German-Jewish thought associ- ated with such figures as Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, and Paul Celan, almost all of whom...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 423–426.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 427 Jewish writer Sebald and a psychotheology that emerges explicitly, according to Santner, from a peculiar strain of modern German-Jewish thought associ- ated with such figures as Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, and Paul Celan, almost all of whom...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 426–431.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 427 Jewish writer Sebald and a psychotheology that emerges explicitly, according to Santner, from a peculiar strain of modern German-Jewish thought associ- ated with such figures as Rosenzweig, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Franz Kafka, Theodor W. Adorno, and Paul Celan, almost all of whom...