Baer, Ulrich. Remnants of Song: Trauma and the Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2000. Baer sees a basis for comparison of the nineteenth and the twentieth century poet. Bibliographical references, index.
Bernstein, Michael André. Five Portraits: Modernity and the Imagination in Twentieth-Century German Writing. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2000. Compared with Celan are four other German poets and philosophers: Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Musil, Martin Heidegger, and Walter Benjamin. Includes bibliographical references, index.
Block, Haskell M. The Poetry of Paul Celan. New York: P. Lang, 1991. A collection of papers from a conference at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1988.
Chalfen, Israel. Paul Celan. New York: Persea Books, 1991. (See Magill book review) A biography of Celan’s youth and early career. Includes bibliographic references.
Colin, Amy D. Paul Celan: Holograms of Darkness. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. (For more on this title, see Magill’s Literary Annual review). An overview of Celan’s cultural background as well as postmodernist textual analysis.
Del Caro, Adrian. The Early Poetry of Paul Celan: In the Beginning Was the Word. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. A detailed treatment of the early volumes Mohn und Gedächtnis (1952) and Von Schwelle zu Schwelle (1955).
Felstiner, John. Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew. 1995. Reprint. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2001. (See Magill’s Literary Annual review) Illuminates the rich biographical meaning behind much of Celan’s spare, enigmatic verse. Includes bibliographic references, illustrations, map, index.
Fioretos, Aris. Word Traces: Readings of Paul Celan. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. Close readings. Bibliographical references, index.
Glenn, Jerry. Paul Celan. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1973. Biography and criticism of Celan’s work. Includes a bibliography of Celan’s work.
Rosenthal, Bianca. Pathways to Paul Celan. New York: P. Lang, 1995. An overview of the varied and often contradictory critical responses to the poet. Illustrated; includes bibliographical references, index.
Wolosky, Shira. Language and Mysticism: The Negative Way of Language in Eliot, Beckett, and Celan. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1995. A useful comparative study that helps to place Celan in context. Bibliographical refernences, index.