Stuttered-over-again World – an introduction to Paul Celan´s poetry

Paul Celan (1920-1970) was romanian-born poet, who is considered the most important poet that wrote in German in the 2oth Century. Celan´s relationship with his mother tongue was characterized by his experiences at the Second World War labor camp. His parents died at Nazi camps – the destiny of his parents was a permanent trauma for the author, and it is shadowing all his works.

Celan´s poetry is known for of it´s unique language. After his first works, the verses shortened, there were more compounds, and the syntax became more complicated. The shorter the poems and the verses became, the more was every word requesting of reader´s attention.

At the Stuttered-over-again World event you will meet Pajari Räsänen, researcher who has done his doctoral thesis of Celan, in together with translator of Celan´s works, Riikka Johanna Uhlig, and with Cristoph Parry, also researcher who has done his doctoral thesis of Celan, and who has wrote the foreword for the newest translation of Celan works.

Maximum number of visitors: 25 (updated 12.8.) The event is free of charge. Registration here

Language: Finnish

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In cooperation with Oodi, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Kustannusliike Parkko

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Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki