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Poems of Friedrich Holderlin

Friedrich Holderlin

Poetry. Translated from the German by James Mitchell. Readers of these carefully crafted translations by James Mitchell will profit not only by their economy and clarity of expression, but also by the fact that the same translating technique allows Holderlin's imagery and remarkable spiritual imagination to shine forth in English. Friedrich Holderlin was born in Germany in 1770 and studied in Tubingen from 1788 to 1793, where he became friends with fellow-students Hegel and Schelling. Thereafter he wrote some of the most fascinating lyric poetry in the history of German literature. Translator James Mitchell has lived and worked for many years in Germany and San Francisco as a writer, book publisher and college teacher.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Ithuriel's Spear
  • Publish Date: Jan 1st, 2006
  • Pages: 63
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.25lb
  • EAN: 9780974950204
  • Categories: European - German

About the Author

Holderlin, Friedrich: - Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin (20 March 1770--6 June 1843) was a major German lyric poet. His work bridges the Classical and Romantic schools. Having spent most of his life tormented by mental illness, he suffered great loneliness, and often spent his time playing the piano, drawing, reading, writing, and enjoyed traveling when he had the chance.