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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I think his theory of alernating tones is about to blow my mind Holderlkn composer Luigi Nono includes passages from Hyperion in his work Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima for string quartet as part of the score to be “sung” silently by the performers while playing the piece.

December External links: Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Of course, this guy was one of the inventors of romanticism.

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He leaves for Smyrna and encounters a very different solution to his problems in the form of Alabanda, a man devoted not to the worship of a past age but to the struggle for social change. Trivia About Hyperion oder Der He grows disillusioned with the rebellion, survives a deadly sea battle, and is devastated when Diotima, his love, dies of a broken heart before they can be reunited.

I know that’s not really his area, but it seemed to fit. With your glorious soul, O man! This book is, in parts, moving and beautiful – but, sometimes, it doesn’t quite ring true. Holderrlin undescribed nouns used to describe other things – awkward.

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Dec 31, Andreas rated it really liked it. Hyperion hints at this when he complains about the Germans: Thus, after all these tragedies, an overall feeling of unity prevails: I kept reading here and there that Holderlin influenced many philosophers and poets. Honestly became kind of a slog to get through too, but some of bolderlin philosophical ruminations were nice.

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Email required Address never made public. As for the role of the poet: He meets up again with Alabanda, and they both join the ongoing Turkish-Russian war.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. No other book as a whole can be compared to it with its poetry. You will save my fatherland!

Hyperion oder Der Eremit in Griechenland

Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. This seems to point to new experiences and the possibility of revisiting hoolderlin interpretation of his life thus far. If you liked Goethe’s Werther, you’ll probably like this.

Who cannot feel the deep joy of rural seclusion, and the Taoist sense of detachment from a world enthralled to the stupid, the greedy, and the vulgar?

Hyperion is set in Greece and deals with invisible forces, conflicts, beauty, and hope. This philosophy apparently makes knowledge of the Absolute i. I was converted, I no longer wanted to convert anyone; I only felt sad when I saw that people believed I left their farce untouched because I regarded it as highly and dearly as they did. This book is an example. I have several of his books, but this one is my favorite. I cried, this is joy!


Will Stone Poet, writer, translator. It hyperrion not deliver what a novel reader might expect in terms of characterisation, suspense or specificity of incident though its retrospective narrative is cleverly designed.

Being In and Above: on Friedrich Hölderlin’s ‘Hyperion’

I really liked these. Then I begin to speak of better days, and their eyes widen and shine yhperion they think of the union that shall join us, and the proud image of the nascent free state dawns before them. More than that it is a biographic tale about loss, love, romanticism etc.

Even if I read the translation rather than the German version of Hyperion, the ideas enclosed in it are interesting enough to ignore the loss in translation. Stay in Touch Sign up. On the one hand, there has been a striking growth of scholarship in the philosophy that marks the transition from Kant to Hegel, chiefly through philosophers such as Dieter Henrich and Manfred Frank.

There is no happy end in sight. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I’ll just say Holderlin liked Greece and rivers a lot. The latter takes us away from the original unity while being grounded in it.