Gadamer on Celan "Who Am I and Who Are You?" and Other Essays
- List Price: $31.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
- Publish date: 06/01/1997
- ISBN: 9780791432303
- ISBN10: 0791432300
Gadamer on Celan makes all of Hans-Georg Gadamer's published writings on Paul Celan's poetry available in English for the first time. Gadamer's commentaries on Celan's work are explicitly meant for a general audience, and they are further testimony to Celan's growing importance in world literature since the Second World War. Celan's poetry has attracted the attention of many well-known figures, including Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Edmond Jabe's, Otto Poggeler, and George Steiner. As Steiner has said, "It will take a long time for our sensibilities to apprehend poetry of these dimensions and this radicality". Gadamer's commentaries will help readers to listen to Celan's poetry, and to become acquainted with his only book-length commentary on a poet, using the best example of Gadamer's thinking on the relationship of philosophy and poetry. This book also contains a translation of Who Am land Who Are You?, the centerpiece of Gadamer's most important philosophical project since the publication of Truth and Method (1960).