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Friedrich Hoelderlin emerged in the early 20th century as one of the key figures of modern European literature. This comprehensive selection of over 80 of his odes, hexameters, and elegies is taken from the important early period of his mature work--a time in which we encounter the poet open to nature and love with a rare vulnerability. The translations in Odes and Elegies, including poems never before available in English, render forcefully and directly the deep longing and heartbreak of Hoelderlin's poetic world; their open, pathos-filled rhythm and disarming clarity present Hoelderlin's powerful work as distinctive English poems. A bilingual edition, this book also includes informative annotations and translations of drafts and revisions that give deep insight into Hoelderlin's craft and process, shining new light on the unique poetic voice that marks Hoelderlin's achievement and continuing influence on poetry and philosophy today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2008
ISBN 0819568902 ISBN13 9780819568908
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More About Friedrich Holderlin & Nick Hoff
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.
Friedrich Holderlin was born in 1770 and died in 1843.