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Selected Poems And Fragments : Penguin Classics - Friedrich Hlderlin

Selected Poems And Fragments

Penguin Classics


Published: 28th May 1998
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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.

Bibliographical note
Good Advicep. 3
Descriptive Poetryp. 3
To Diotimap. 3
Diotima ('Bliss of the heavenly Muse ...')p. 3
Bonapartep. 5
Empedoclesp. 5
To the Fatesp. 7
Diotima ('You suffer and keep silent and, strange to them ...')p. 7
To Her Geniusp. 9
Plea for Forgivenessp. 9
Then and Nowp. 9
The Course of Life ('High my spirit aspired ...')p. 11
Brevityp. 11
Human Applausep. 11
Home ('Content the boatman turns ...')p. 13
Good Faithp. 13
Her Recovery ('Nature, she who's your friend ...')p. 13
The Unpardonablep. 15
To the Young Poetsp. 15
To the Germans ('Do not laugh ...')p. 15
The Sanctimonious Poetsp. 17
Sunsetp. 17
To Our Great Poetsp. 17
Socrates and Alcibiadesp. 19
Sophoclesp. 19
The Angry Poetp. 19
The Root of All Evilp. 19
Manp. 23
Hyperion's Song of Fatep. 25
In my boyhood days ...p. 27
The Spirit of the Agep. 29
Evening Fantasyp. 31
In the Morningp. 33
The River Mainp. 35
My Possessionsp. 37
To Princess Augusta of Homburgp. 41
Go down, then, lovely sun ...p. 43
To the Germans ('Never laugh at ...')p. 45
Rousseaup. 49
Heidelberg (Alcaic version)p. 51
The Neckarp. 53
Home ('Content the boatman turns ...')p. 55
Lovep. 57
The Course of Life ('More you also desired ...')p. 59
Her Recovery ('Nature, look, your most loved ...')p. 61
The Farewell (second version)p. 63
Diotima ('You suffer and keep silent, unknown ...')p. 65
Return to the Homelandp. 67
The Ancestral Portraitp. 69
The Departedp. 71
Exhortation (second version)p. 73
Nature and Art or Saturn and Jupiterp. 75
Sung beneath the Alpsp. 77
The Poet's Vocationp. 79
Voice of the People (second version)p. 83
The Blind Singerp. 87
Chironp. 91
Tearsp. 95
To Hopep. 97
Vulcanp. 97
The Poet's Courage (first version)p. 99
Timidnessp. 101
The Fettered Riverp. 103
Ganymedep. 105
The Archipelagop. 111
Menon's Lament for Diotimap. 127
The Travellerp. 137
Stuttgartp. 143
Bread and Winep. 151
Homecomingp. 159
The Ages of Lifep. 171
Half of Lifep. 171
The Nook at Hardtp. 173
As on a holiday ...p. 175
At the Source of the Danubep. 177
The Journeyp. 183
Germaniap. 189
The Rhinep. 197
Celebration of Peacep. 209
The Only One (first version)p. 219
The Only One (second version)p. 225
Patmosp. 231
Patmos (fragments of the later version)p. 243
Remembrancep. 251
The Isterp. 253
Mnemosyne (third version)p. 259
German Songp. 265
Home ('And no one knows ...')p. 267
For when the grape-vine's sap ...p. 269
On fallow foliage ...p. 269
What is the life of men ...p. 271
What is God? ...p. 271
To the Virgin Maryp. 273
The Titansp. 283
At one time I questioned the Muse ...p. 287
But when the heavenly ...p. 289
The Eaglep. 295
You firmly built alps ...p. 299
Whatever is Nearest (third version)p. 301
Colombop. 305
When there's a flaming ...p. 313
For from the abyss ...p. 313
Narcissi ...p. 315
In Socrates' Timep. 317
Greece (third version)p. 317
If from the distance ...p. 325
On the Birth of a Childp. 327
The world's agreeable things ...p. 329
To Zimmer ('The lines of life ...')p. 329
Convictionp. 329
The Merry Lifep. 329
The Walkp. 333
Spring ('New day descends ...')p. 333
Summer ('When then the blooms ...')p. 335
Summer ('Still you can see ...')p. 335
Autumn ('Nature's bright gleam ...')p. 337
Winter ('When past, unseen ...')p. 337
Spring ('When springtime from the depth ...')p. 339
Index of German first linesp. 341
Index of English first linesp. 345
Index of German titlesp. 349
Index of English titlesp. 351
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ISBN: 9780140424164
ISBN-10: 0140424164
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th May 1998
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1