The solid letter : readings of Friedrich Hölderlin / edited by Aris Fioretos.

Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c1999.
xv, 512 p. ; 24 cm.


Hölderlin, Friedrich, 1770-1843Criticism and interpretation [Browse]
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Summary note
  • "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.
"Some of the contributions in this book have previously appeared elsewhere, in part or in whole"--Introd.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction / Aris Fioretos -- Measure for Measure: Holderlin 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 Holderlin, Heidegger, Nancy / Hent de Vries -- Holderlin's Christ / Jean-Francois Courtine -- Epistolary Writing, Fate, Language: Holderlin's 'Hyperion' / Edgar Pankow -- Figures of Duality: Holderlin and Greek Tragedy / Arnaud Villani -- Monstrous History: Heidegger Reading Holderlin / Andrzej Warminski -- Disowning Contingencies in Holderlin's 'Empedocles' / Stanley Corngold -- Reading the 'Poetics' After the "Remarks" / Christopher Fynsk -- Ancient Sports and Modern Transports: Holderlin's Tragic Bodies / Rainer Nagele -- Color Read: Holderlin and Translation / Aris Fioretos -- The Philosophy of Poetic Form: Holderlin's Theory of Poetry and the Classical German Elegy / Cyrus Hamlin --
  • "Brod und Wein": From the "Classical" Final Version to the Later Revision / Bernhard Boschenstein -- Turns and Echoes: Two Examples of Holderlin's Poetics / Arne Melberg -- Holderlin's Marginalization of Language / Hans-Jost Frey -- The Highest / Thomas Schestag -- Holderlin in English: A Bibliography.
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  • 0804729433 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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