Selected Poems and Fragments: Dual-Language Edition (Abridged / Paperback)

Selected Poems and Fragments: Dual-Language Edition By Friedrich Hölderlin, Michael Hamburger (Translated by), Michael Hamburger (Preface by), Michael Hamburger (Introduction by), Jeremy Adler (Editor) Cover Image
By Friedrich Hölderlin, Michael Hamburger (Translated by), Michael Hamburger (Preface by), Michael Hamburger (Introduction by), Jeremy Adler (Editor)
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Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is now recognized as one of Europe’s supreme poets. He first found his true voice in the epigrams and odes he wrote when transfigured by his love for the wife of a rich banker. He later embarked on an extraordinarily ambitious sequence of hymns exploring cosmology and history, from mythological times to the discovery of America and his own era. The ’Canticles of Night’, by contrast, include enigmatic fragments in an unprecedented style, which anticipates the Symbolists and Surrealists. Together the works collected here show Hölderlin’s use of Classical and Christian imagery and his exploration of cosmology and history in an attempt to find meaning in an uncertain world.

About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780140424164
ISBN-10: 0140424164
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: September 1st, 1998
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics