Friedrich Holderlin

Hölderlin, Friedrich

Friedrich Hölderlin (frē´drĬkh höl´dərlĬn), 1770–1843, German lyric poet. Befriended and influenced by Schiller, Hölderlin produced, before the onset of insanity at 36, lofty yet subjective poetry, modeled on classic Greek verse. Little known outside Germany, he is highly regarded by critics and is generally considered to be a link between the classic and romantic schools. Besides lyrics (1820), he wrote an elegiac novel in prose, Hyperion (1797–99; tr. in Pierce and Schreiber, Fact and Fancy of German Romance, 1927), and a dramatic fragment, Der Tod des Empedokles (1799). Selections of his verse were translated by Christopher Middleton (1973) and Michael Hamburger (1980)

See studies by E. E. George ed.(1972), and R. Unger (1984).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Holderlin
David Constantine.
Clarendon Press, 1988
Literature & Religion: Pascal, Gryphius, Lessing, Holderlin, Novalis, Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Kafka
Walter Jens; Hans Küng; Peter Heinegg.
Paragon House, 1991
Heidegger, Holderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language: Toward a New Poetics of Dasein
Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei.
Fordham University Press, 2004
Three Encounters with Germany: Goethe, Holderlin, Rilke
Ziegler, Heide.
The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2004
Taboos in German Literature
David Jackson.
Berghahn Books, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Saying and Not Saying in Holderlin's Work"
Literary Paternity, Literary Friendship: Essays in Honor of Stanley Corngold
Gerhard Richter.
University of North Carolina Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Connotations of Friendship and Love in Schiller's Philosophical Letters and Holderlin's Hyperion"
Beyond Theory: Eighteenth-Century German Literature and the Poetics of Irony
Benjamin Bennett.
Cornell University Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Two "Holderlin's 'An die Parzen': Poetry as a Game in Society"
The Experience of the Foreign: Culture and Translation in Romantic Germany
Antoine Berman; S. Heyvaert.
State University of New York Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "Holderlin: The National and the Foreign"
Aesthetics and Subjectivity: From Kant to Nietzsche
Andrew Bowie.
Manchester University Press, 2003 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Reflections on the Subject: Fichte, Holderlin, and Novalis"
German Philosophy, 1760-1860: The Legacy of Idealism
Terry Pinkard.
Cambridge University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "The 1790s after Fichte: The Romantic Appropriation of Kant (I): Holderlin, Novalis, Schleiermacher, Schlegel"
The Space of Literature
Maurice Blanchot; Ann Smock.
University of Nebraska Press, 1982
Librarian’s tip: "Holderlin's Itinerary" begins on p. 269
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