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David Constantine


This new critical biography of Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843) is the first to appear for more than fifty years. In this time his status as one of the greatest European poets has become increasingly apparent — yet he is commonly considered a ‘difficult’ poet. A prime aim of this book is to make Hölderlin more accessible. This comprehensive discussion of Hölderlin's work includes close readings of many individual poems, with English translations of all quotations. The book recounts in a chronological framework the main line of the poet's life, his dealings with his important contemporaries, his ... More

Keywords: Friedrich Hölderlin, poetry, poet, Susette Gontard, modernity, absence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1988 Print ISBN-13: 9780198157885
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Constantine, author
The Queen's College, Oxford