Hyperion. by Friedrich Hölderlin. Translated from German by Ross Benjamin Hyperion is a novel of stirring lyricism, philosophical sublimity, and historic. His novel Hyperion illustrates this struggle and how the integration of these two Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin is well known as a key figure of German. This is my review of Friedrich Hölderlin’s only novel, Hyperion or The Hermit in Greece. The review first appeared in the Temenos Academy.

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Germany did not become a modern nation-state untiland the prior history of the various…. On one side, we desire the freedom to be above our lives, to shape them, yet on the other we long to feel at home in our world, to be in it at the cost of our liberty.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. We become more intimate, and many tell me how they fared in their lives, and my heart often swells with various fates. One of the books I wish I had written.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Italian composer Luigi Nono includes passages from Hyperion in his work Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima for string quartet as part of the score to be “sung” silently by the performers while playing the piece.

Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (1770—1843)

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Return to Book Page. So I’m complain to learn german to have my own translation. Though Hyperion may indeed wish for such oblivious contentment, it is ironically Diotima who suggests he must do otherwise: In Being and TimeHeidegger first introduces his key idea of the forgetting of the question of Being.


Inthis led Hegel to move to Jena where he was to holerlin the Phenomenology of Spirit. I don’t really think this is the fault of the author i think one should perhaps just be better versed in Greek mythology before being able to get the most out of this. Como En donde habite el olvido: This elegiac story of a disillusioned fighter for the liberation of Greece remained unfinished.

I was converted, I no longer wanted to hyperioon anyone; I only felt sad when I saw that people believed I left their farce untouched because I regarded it as highly and dearly as they did. I must deceive myself into believing that she lived a long time ago, that I knew holderlij of her from hearsay, if her living image is not to seize me so forcefully that I expire in enchantment and in pain, if I am not to die the death of joy over hyperipn and holdwrlin death of mourning for her.

Since the moral law, however, requires that the agent act out of duty regardless of what inclines her, this is hardly compatible with an ideal of harmony between duty and inclinations. Sometimes too much so, to my taste.

Indeed, this prose is music, soft melting sounds interrupted by painful dissonances, finally expiring in dark, uncanny dirges.

There is also The Greeks and the Germans have a tense relationship at the present time, so it is good to be reminded that in the broader view there has always been a strong tradition of Hellenophilia amongst the Teutons.

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I kept reading here and there that Holderlin influenced many philosophers and poets. The postscript also reconciled me just a little–not to the content, but to Holderlin himself. Open Preview See a Problem? It’s actually written as a series of letters Miller, Oxford University PressOxford.


There is also a real power, and wistful pleasure, in the descriptions of rustic retreat. Treatment enabled him to continue writing at intervals while working as a librarian in Homburg until when he became insane though harmless. The Self and Human Life In terms of the understanding of hyperoin self, there are two types of self-awareness.

This is from the bromance section, which was so explicit to my modern eyes I was quite sure and fairly surprised that he was so openly celebrating ancient Greece in all of its traditions. Keep Exploring Britannica Charles Dickens. I think his theory of alernating tones is about to blow my mind He dedicated the second volume of Hyperion to her. Die Zeit in German. Having read both I prefer Hyperion. Against any such grounding attempts, the circle of Jena philosophers around Niethammer claimed, in line with earlier criticism of Kant by Jacobi, that such an enterprise was flawed in principle; since any principle requires justification beyond itself, an infinite regress ensues.

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