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arcadia

International Journal of Literary Culture / Internationale Zeitschrift für literarische Kultur

Ed. by Biti, Vladimir / Liska, Vivian

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“Die Tüpfelung, die unausschöpfliche, die man dem Beiwerk zuschreibt.” Die Aussage der punktierten Linie bei Paul Celan und Jean Daive

Wiebke Amthor
Published Online: 2007-08-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ARCA.2007.004

Abstract

An ellipsis in Paul Celan's translation of Jean Daive's “Décimale blanche” leads, with the help of Foucault's concept of discourse, to a study of the relationship between poetry, statement, ellipsis, and response in this poem. What is Celan's motive for using “Wort” when Daive writes “nom”? Dotted lines and ellipses become discursive means both in Celan's translation and in his own work, to generate unstable relations between things, images, and language. Celan's poem “Muta” shows how dotted lines can turn language into a visual as well as a musical figure.


Published Online: 2007-08-24

Published in Print: 2007-08-21


Citation Information: Arcadia – International Journal for Literary Studies. Volume 42, Issue 1, Pages 45–66, ISSN (Online) 1613-0642, ISSN (Print) 0003-7982, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ARCA.2007.004, August 2007

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