This collection of texts (originally published in German under the title Holzwege) is Heidegger's first post-war book and contains some of the major expositions of his later philosophy. Of particular note are 'The Origin of the Work of Art', perhaps the most discussed of all of Heidegger's essays, and 'Nietzsche's Word 'God is Dead',' which sums up a decade of Nietzsche research. Although translations of the essays have appeared individually in a variety of places, this is the first English translation to bring them all together as Heidegger intended. The text is taken from the last edition of the work, which contains the author's final corrections together with important marginal annotations that provide considerable insight into the development of his thought. This fresh and accurate new translation will be an invaluable resource for all students of Heidegger, whether they work in philosophy, literary theory, religious studies, or intellectual history.
"'To enter upon this path is the strength, and to remain on it the feast of thought': Heidegger's own words are a perfect description of Off the Beaten Track." The New York Sun
The Origin of the Work of Art (1935-6); The Age of the World Picture (1938); Hegel's Concept of Experience (1942-3); Why Poets? (1946); Anaximander's Saying (1946).