The impossible art of survival: the poetry of Paul Celan

Thinking through literature after Auschwitz 
lecture series
Natalie Lozinski-Veach
International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University

November 9 | 7 p.m.
via Zoom | registration required

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“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric." Written in 1955, by Theodor W. Adorno, these words are perhaps the most notorious philosophical statement of the 20th century. Through the work of Paul Celan — a survivor who is considered the most important poetic witness of the Holocaust in the 20th century — together we will explore the role of poetry in the face of unimaginable catastrophe.