Selected Poems and Fragments
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Selected Poems and Fragments by Friedrich Holderlin
Book DescriptionFriedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) is now recognized as one of Europe's supreme poets. He first found his true voice in the epigrams and odes he wrote when transfigured by his love for the wife of a rich banker. He later embarked on an extraordinarily ambitious sequence of hymns exploring cosmology and history, from mythological times to the discovery of America and his own era. The 'Canticles of Night', by contrast, include enigmatic fragments in an unprecedented style, which anticipates the Symbolists and Surrealists. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140424164
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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)View all books by Friedrich Holderlin
Incorporating revisions, fresh translations and other supplementary material, this title presents Holderlin's poetry.
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Author Biography - Friedrich Holderlin
As well as his poems on classical themes, the German poet Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) is author of the novel HYPERION. Michael Hamburger was born in Berlin in 1924. His family emigrated to England in 1933. His own collections of poetry include FLOWERING CACTUS, WEATHER AND SEASON and OWNERLESS EARTH: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, and his many distinguished translations include versions of Hofmannsthal and Grass, as well as the POEMS AND FRAGMENTS, on which he worked for many years.
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