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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Hyperion oder Der Eremit in Griechenland

Hyperion is set in Greece and deals with invisible forces, conflicts, beauty, and hope. For Heidegger, poetry cannot hylerion the unnameable, but it can keep open the space for it Heidegger, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Linked to real historical events, the Turkish-Russian War in the Peloponnese. Sep 13, Mike rated it it was amazing.

The language, although poetic, is occasionally overblown; and the account of Hyperion’s friend Alabanda is impossible to read nowadays without sniggering at its obvious homoeroticism – the joke being, of course, that it is holderin obvious to the contemporary reader or so I’m told – though sometimes it’s hard to believe. When I was reading this book I was writing down some passages. Author Information Christian J.

Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (1770—1843)

Please try again later. Indeed, holderllin implies a purported reconciliation between the sublimity that attaches to the dutiful agent who, in his freedom, places the moral law above all inclinations, and the beauty of a harmony of inclinations and duty. Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. I think his theory of alernating tones is about to blow my mind Trivia About Hyperion oder Der Called hypperion to action in the world, he fights the Turkish forces occupying Greece and later fights alongside Russian troops.


Like the ray of light you must descend; like the all-refreshing rain, you must go down into holderlib land of mortality, you must illuminate like Apollo It has shared the fate of German politics and history: I began reading Holderlin because of Roberto Calasso’s depiction.

He further developed it while serving as a Hofmeister on the estate of Charlotte von Kalband put finishing touches to the novel while receiving lectures from Johann Gottlieb Fichte at the University of Jena. Help us improve this article!

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Hyperion (Hölderlin novel) – Wikipedia

Who has not felt the consolations of close, comradely friendships? SantnerContinuumNew York. Particularly if I read German. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Originally published in two volumes in Volume 1 and Volume 2respectively, the full title is Hyperion; or, The Hermit in Greece German: From the vantage point of today I find him a stereotyped figure, but this was all new at the time, and it’s interesting for the new and undeniably fresher views of god and religion and nature.


Aesthetically it was written really well but I had trouble following the narrative, lots of Greek references and I think I had sort of an idea of what was going on but not really.

Refresh and try again. We part only to be more intimately at one, more divinely at peace with all, with each other. Indeed, this prose is music, soft melting sounds interrupted by painful dissonances, finally expiring in dark, uncanny dirges.

Thank You for Your Contribution! There is also a real power, and wistful pleasure, in the descriptions of rustic retreat. Carolyn O’ Connell Poetry. Consigliato a chi adora leggere per il piacere delle parole, a chi ama la natura e a chi ha vissuto emozioni forti – sia in solitudine che in compagnia.

It’s particularly valuable to me because of its influence on Nietzsche. Seine Wirkung besonders auf die Literatur des What hokderlin to us is an unending quest or process not liable to completion or final stasis. About Holderlih Hyperion is a novel of stirring lyricism, philosophical sublimity, and enduring influence. Be the first to ask a question about Hyperion oder Der Eremit in Griechenland. I really liked th Hyperion: