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).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Friedrich Holderlin: Selected full-text books and articles

Holderlin By David Constantine Clarendon Press, 1988
Three Encounters with Germany: Goethe, Holderlin, Rilke By Ziegler, Heide The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2004
Taboos in German Literature By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By Maurice Blanchot; Ann Smock University of Nebraska Press, 1982
Librarian’s tip: "Holderlin's Itinerary" begins on p. 269
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