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Author Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.

Title Elucidations of Hölderlin's poetry / Martin Heidegger ; translated by Keith Hoeller.

Published Amherst, NY : Humanity Books, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  831.6 HEID    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Erläuterungen zu Hölderlins Dichtung. English
Physical description 244 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Contemporary studies in philosophy and the human sciences.
Contemporary studies in philosophy and the human sciences.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The commentaries of Martin Heidegger on the lyric poems of Friedrich Holderlin are an extraordinary encounter between poetry and the penetrating thought of a powerful philosophical mind. Stemming from the time of Goethe, Hegel, and Romanticism, Holderlin's poems are among the most loved and admired in all of German literature; and Heidegger's discussion and analysis adds to their depth.
Heidegger's commentaries generated heated discussion among German scholars and literary critics, especially in the case of Holderlin. He turned to Holderlin in the 1930s and often revisited the poet's work in subsequent decades. In the 1936 lecture "Holderlin and the Essence of Poetry, " Heidegger presents Holderlin as the most unique of the poets, and he clarifies his wish to learn from Holderlin the possibilities of language, the relationship between gods and mortals, and the meaning of national history. These are also the themes Heidegger develops in his later treatments of several great poems by Holderlin: "Homecoming, " "As on a Holiday, " "Rememberance, " and "Greece."
The writings included here are essential to the study of Heidegger's later work, pinpointing his innermost thoughts on poetry, language, and how we think. This long-awaited translation was made from the most recent German edition and is the last of Heidegger's works to be published in his lifetime.
Subject Hölderlin, Friedrich, 1770-1843 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 1573927341 (cloth : alk. paper)
157392735X (paperback: alk. paper)