Still Songs: Music In and Around the Poetry of Paul Celan

Still Songs: Music In and Around the Poetry of Paul Celan

by Axel Englund


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138268548
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/17/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Axel Englund is Associate Professor of Literature at Stockholm University, Sweden. His research is primarily concerned with interrelations between the arts and media, in particular the music and poetry of the modernist era. His other fields of interest include twentieth-century exile literature, concepts of aesthetic authenticity, and representations of gender and sexuality in opera. In 2011, Englund was an Anna Lindh Fellow at Stanford University (Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies) and he has held visiting scholarships at Columbia University (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures) and Freie Universität Berlin (Institut für Theaterwissenschaft).

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: poetry and music in conflict and convergence; Play death sweeter: musicality, metaphoricity, murder; Fire in the harp, in her hair: the lied and the lullaby; Rises and plays: interruptive repetition and the law of musical purity; Into you, into you I sing: spasmodic speech and the borders of the human body; We resound: music in and beyond the first person plural; Shattered the songs: dissonances of a German-Jewish musicality; Bibliography; Index.

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