Hyperion or the Hermit in Greece

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Hyperion or the Hermit in Greece

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Friedrich Hlderlin's Hyperion oder der Eremit in Griechenland, is a non-linear account of a sensitive young man's life in the tumultuous and spiritually barren times of the late Eighteenth Century. Like the cyclic rhythm of Nature, the end of this incredible story becomes its beginning and the visionary experiences described and, indeed, life itself, are seen as everlasting. Through a series of letters from his native Greece where he has returned from Germany to raise another Athens, Hyperion relates to his friend, Bellarmin, his attempts to escape spiritual poverty and his meeting with Adamas and Alabanda; and then his fateful meeting with Diotima. Against the drama of wars, love, divided loyalties, delayed letters, loss, death and the ebb and flow of Hyperion s physical and spiritual life is the powerful background of mysterious and timeless Nature; and Hlderlin s warning against neglect of Nature, which was regarded as inferior to Man, was timely; today it is vital. Unappreciated, writing poetry far beyond his time, deeply in love with a married woman, Friedrich Hlderlin is the true Romantic artist who lived his ideals. Hlderlin is Hyperion and Susette Gontard his Diotima (both safely removed to Greece from the gossips of Germany!) From his now openly declared love, Hlderlin continues to write unrecognised sublime poetry and on the untimely death of his beloved Susette, goes mad, living the rest of his life in a romantic tower on the Neckar, the river that had accompanied him throughout his life.

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Published by Melrose Books, Ely (2016)
ISBN 10: 1911280325 ISBN 13: 9781911280323
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Book Description Melrose Books, Ely, 2016. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. [2016] New First Edition. 220pp. Friedrich Hölderlin's Hyperion oder der Eremit in Griechenland, is a non-linear account of a sensitive young man's life in the tumultuous and spiritually barren times of the late Eighteenth Century. Like the cyclic rhythm of Nature, the end of this incredible story becomes its beginning and the visionary experiences described and, indeed, life itself, are seen as everlasting. Through a series of letters from his native Greece where he has returned from Germany to raise another Athens, Hyperion relates to his friend, Bellarmin, his attempts to escape spiritual poverty and his meeting with Adamas and Alabanda; and then his fateful meeting with Diotima. Against the drama of wars, love, divided loyalties, delayed letters, loss, death and the ebb and flow of Hyperion s physical and spiritual life is the powerful background of mysterious and timeless Nature; and Hölderlin s warning against neglect of Nature, which was regarded as inferior to Man, was timely; today it is vital. Unappreciated, writing poetry far beyond his time, deeply in love with a married woman, Friedrich Hölderlin is the true Romantic artist who lived his ideals. Hölderlin is Hyperion and Susette Gontard his Diotima (both safely removed to Greece from the gossips of Germany!) From his now openly declared love, Hölderlin continues to write unrecognised sublime poetry and on the untimely death of his beloved Susette, goes mad, living the rest of his life in a romantic tower on the Neckar, the river that had accompanied him throughout his life. Blue cloth; gilt titles; jacket unclipped. Clean; bright; tight; square; unmarked. Order with confidence - trusted seller with excellent customer feedback. [Est 1969]. Seller Inventory # 034274

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