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Odes and Elegies by Friedrich Holderlin
Book DescriptionFriedrich Holderlin emerged in the early 20th century as one of the key figures of modern European literature. This comprehensive selection of over 80 of his odes, hexameters, and elegies is taken from the important early period of his mature work-a time in which we encounter the poet open to nature and love with a rare vulnerability. The translations in Odes and Elegies, including poems never before available in English, render forcefully and directly the deep longing and heartbreak of Holderlin's poetic world; their open, pathos-filled rhythm and disarming clarity present Holderlin's powerful work as distinctive English poems. A bilingual edition, this book also includes informative annotations and translations of drafts and revisions that give deep insight into Holderlin's craft and process, shining new light on the unique poetic voice that marks Holderlin's achievement and continuing influence on poetry and philosophy today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819568908
(216mm x 140mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Friedrich Holderlin
Hyperion, Paperback (February 2010)
A philosophical tale of nature, spiritual striving, beauty, and Platonic love.
Essays and Letters, Paperback (August 2009)
One of Germany's greatest poets, Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) was also a prose writer of intense feeling, intelligence and perception. This title includes translation of selected letters and essays that traces the life and thoughts of this extraordinary writer.
Poems and Fragments, Paperback (January 2004)
Incorporating revisions, fresh translations and other supplementary material, this title presents Holderlin's poetry.
Selected Poems and Fragments, Paperback (May 1998)» View all books by Friedrich Holderlin
Friedrich Holderlin is recognized as one of Europe's supreme poets. Together the works collected here show Holderlin's use of Classical and Christian imagery and his exploration of cosmology and history in an attempt to find meaning in an uncertain world.
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Author Biography - Friedrich Holderlin
The German lyric poet FRIEDRICH HOLDERLIN (1770-1843) influenced such figures as Rilke, Celan, Heidegger, Adorno, and Benjamin. NICK HOFF is a writer and translator who lives in San Francisco.
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