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Hölderlin

David Constantine

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This new critical biography of Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843) is the first to appear for more than fifty years. In this time his status as one of the greatest European poets has become increasingly ... More


Hölderlin’s Sophocles: Tragedy and Paradox

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Friedrich Hölderlin's Sophocles “Notes.” Hölderlin's “Notes” to Oedipus the Tyrant and Antigone pursue two primary aims: on the one hand, they delineate the differences between ... More


After Bordeaux, 1802–1806

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

It is not known why Friedrich Hölderlin left his employment in Bordeaux. One suggestion is that he was asked to do things — preach, perhaps — which he could not bring himself to do. It is believed ... More


On the Poetics and Politics of Voice

Jan Mieszkowski

in Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225873
eISBN:
9780823235346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225873.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The vision of the self that emerges from Heinrich von Kleist's reading of Kantian ethics differs sharply from the figure of specular self-determination generally associated ... More


Hölderlin’s Hymns

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

One of the most striking characteristics of Friedrich Hölderlin's hymns is their pose or gesture of conventionality; they pretend to be alluding to and abiding by the conventions of a community. That ... More


The Return of Genius: Mad Poets

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter chronicles the return of genius as a viable object of thought, this time in the context of madness. It first turns to the conjunction between neurosis and full-blown psychosis where ... More


1800–1802: A Coherent World

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The two years between June 1800 and May 1802, between Friedrich Hölderlin's coming home from Homburg and his coming home from Bordeaux, between his separation from Susette Gontard and her death, were ... More


Hölderlin in Homburg, 1798–1800

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Having left Frankfurt Friedrich Hölderlin moved to Homburg, three hours' walk away. He went there to be in the company of his friends, especially Isaak von Sinclair, and to stay near Susette Gontard. ... More


Tragic Theologies

Joshua Billings

in Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159232
eISBN:
9781400852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159232.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the nexus of religion, philosophy, politics, and tragedy, concentrating on Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Friedrich Hölderlin in their years after the Stift. The Tübingen Stift ... More


Tübingen, 1806–1843

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The clinic Friedrich Hölderlin was delivered to on September 15, 1806, was run by J. H. Ferdinand Authenrieth, the inventor of a mask to prevent screaming, for use in the treatment of the mentally ... More


Tübingen, 1788–1793

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

In October 1788, Friedrich Hölderlin's year left Maulbronn and entered the seminary in Tübingen. In the first term away he visited Louise Nast and effusive letters went to and fro. They were ... More


Waltershausen and Jena, 1794–1795

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Winter journeys became a feature of Friedrich Hölderlin's adult life. About the middle of December 1793 he left home to make his own way outside Swabia. Of that two-day journey he had little to say: ... More


Hölderlin’s Elegies

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

For a better understanding of Friedrich Hölderlin's elegies it will be enough to mention two or three elements in the development of the genre in German. One is the naturalization of the couplet ... More


Frankfurt, 1796–1798

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The real Frankfurt, the world of commercial success, went into Friedrich Hölderlin's writings as the capital of philistinism, joylessness, and barbaric oppression, and if he later called it ‘the ... More


1770–1788

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Friedrich Hölderlin was born on March 20, 1770, in Lauffen, a village on the River Neckar to the north of Stuttgart, Germany. Hölderlin was brought up by women, by his mother and grandmother; later, ... More


Calls for Communion: Hölderlin’s Late Poetry

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents Friedrich Hölderlin's works as post-Kantian German idealism. Hölderlin addressed problems of finitude in terms of unification: of the subject, of mind and world, of reason and ... More


Empedocles, Empyrically Speaking—: Friedrich Hölderlin’s Tragic öde

Kristina Mendicino

in Prophecies of Language: The Confusion of Tongues in German Romanticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274017
eISBN:
9780823274062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274017.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the poetological prose texts and drafts that make up Friedrich Hölderlin’s unfinished tragedy, Empedocles. In line with Empedocles’ plunge into Aetna, these texts reflect ... More


Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language: Toward a New Poetics of Dasein

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223602
eISBN:
9780823235254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223602.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Martin Heidegger's interpretations of the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin are central to his later philosophy and have determined the mainstream reception of the latter's poetry. This ... More


Conclusion

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Friedrich Hölderlin's biography, his figurative life, may be better known than his poems. He is syntactically difficult sometimes too, and moves in his poetic thinking through unapparent connections. ... More


Hölderlin’s Odes

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Friedrich Hölderlin wrote odes as a youth in Denkendorf and continued to do so throughout the time of his intense preoccupation with elegy and hymn. He had mastered the ode before he left Frankfurt, ... More


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