By Friedrich Hölderlin
The definitive scholarly version and new translation of all 3 types of Hölderlin’s poem, The loss of life of Empedocles, and his similar theoretical essays.
On the eve of his ultimate odes and hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin composed 3 models of a dramatic poem at the suicide of the early Greek philosopher, Empedocles of Acragas. This booklet deals the 1st whole translation of the 3 types, besides translations of Hölderlin’s essays at the concept of tragedy. David Farrell Krell supplies readers a short chronology of Hölderlin’s existence, an advent to the existence and regarded Empedocles—including Hölderlin’s Empedocles—detailed explanatory notes, and an research of the play and the theoretical essays, taking into account a whole appreciation of this vintage of worldwide literature and philosophy.
“The value of Friedrich Hölderlin’s literary writings and philosophical prose for readers from Hegel and Schelling to Heidegger, Benjamin, Adorno, de guy, and past can't be overstated, and Hölderlin’s unfinished mourning-play, The dying of Empedocles, is one in all his such a lot enigmatic creations. David Farrell Krell’s supremely delicate translation of the 3 extant models of the play itself and of Hölderlin’s similar theoretical meditations, including a meticulously well-informed advent and analytical essay, make this quantity integral. Hölderlin might have relished the concept of a poetically and philosophically kindred spirit resembling Krell following him throughout languages and centuries.” — Gerhard Richter, writer of Thought-Images: Frankfurt institution Writers’ Reflections from broken lifestyles