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Poetic Affairs: Celan, Grunbein, Brodsky

Michael Eskin


This book deals with the complex interface between literature and life through the prism of the lives and works of three poets: the German-Jewish poet and Holocaust survivor, Paul Celan (1920–1970); the Leningrad native, U.S. poet laureate, and Nobel Prize winner, Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996); and Germany's premier contemporary poet, Durs Grünbein (born 1962). Focusing on their poetic dialogues with such interlocutors as Shakespeare, Seneca, and Byron, respectively—veritable love affairs unfolding in and through poetry—the author offers readings of Celan's, Brodsky's, and Grünbein's lives and wo ... More

Keywords: German-Jewish poet, Holocaust survivor, Paul Celan, Leningrad, U.S. poet laureate, Nobel Prize winner, Joseph Brodsky, Durs Grünbein, poetic dialogues, love affairs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758314
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Eskin, author