Last Lyric Poet - Paul Celan, The

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19970821Philip Brady explores the life of poet Paul Celan, whose work could be characterised as a struggle to disprove Adorno's dictum that no lyric poetry could be written after Auschwitz.|A Romanian-born, German-speaking Jew, Celan was haunted by his need to express himself in a tongue which he associated with his mother's fate in the death camps.|He is widely regarded as the finest postwar poet in the German language and the one who perhaps best sums up our terrible century.|This programme is broadcast as a tribute to presenter Philip Brady, who died recently.