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Title The solid letter : readings of Friedrich Hölderlin / edited by Aris Fioretos
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c1999
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  831.6 H7119zFi 1999    AVAILABLE    30500100969313
Descript xv, 512 p. ; 24 cm
Series Cultural memory in the present
Cultural memory in the present
Note "Some of the contributions in this book have previously appeared elsewhere, in part or in whole"--Introd
Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-505) and index
Measure for measure: Hölderlin and the place of philosophy / Peter Fenves -- The calculation of the poet / Jean-Luc Nancy -- Poetry's courage / Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe -- 'Winke': divine topoi in Hölderlin, Heidegger, Nancy / Hent de Vries -- Hölderlin's Christ / Jean François Courtine -- Epistolary writing, fate, language: Hölderlin's 'hyperion' / Edgar Pankow -- Figures of duality: Hölderlin and Greek tragedy / Arnaud Villani -- Monstrous history: Heidegger reading Hölderlin / Andrzej Warminski -- Disowning contingencies in Hölderlin's 'Empedocles' / Stanley Corngold -- Reading the 'poetics' after the "remarks" / Christopher Gynsk -- Ancient sports and modern transports: Hölderlin's tragic bodies / Rainer Nägele -- Color read: Hölderlin and translation / Aris Fioretos -- The philosophy of poetic form: Hölderlin's theory of poetry and the classical German elegy / Cyrus Hamlin -- "Brod und wein": from the "classical" final version to the later revision / Bernhard Böschenstein -- Turns and echoes: two examples of Hölderlin poetics / Arne Melbert -- Hölderlin's marginalization of language / Hans-Jost Frey -- The highest / Thomas Schestag
"The essays gathered in The Solid Letter offer the first consolidated attempt in English to set out the many facets of his oeuvre. Addressed not only to specialists in German studies but also to readers interested in modern poetry, philosophy, and aesthetics, the volume is wide in scope but succinct in nature, aiming to assert the relevance of Holderlin for thinking about history, culture, and language today."
"The volume addresses the implications of Holderlin's notion of history, the stakes involved in certain of his key concepts, and the significance of seemingly auxiliary materials and kinds of texts not commonly considered intrinsic to an author's oeuvre (such as translations and letters). The essays are attuned to the complex resonances of Holderlin's writerly practice, thereby contributing to our grasp of the political and historiographical implications of reading."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Hölderlin, Friedrich, 1770-1843 -- Criticism and interpretation
Alt Author Fioretos, Aris
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