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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Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. I leave this Spanish translation of one of the most beautiful passages gyperion the book in my opinion: This book is an example.

Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (1770—1843)

Very probably this is one of the greatest things written in German hypeiron. A German writing a love letter to greece? Hyperion First English Edition Cover. I think everyone interested in poetry and philosophy can gain something from Hyperion for himself, since it’s about a person learning life and finding it’s own path.

Hyperion (Friedrich Hölderlin) – book review

Hyperion is a Greek, looking back at his attempts to liberate his homeland from the Turkish yoke, and at hholderlin course of his love affair with Diotima. Lists with This Book.

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So Holderlin or Char? Rather, it became something to aim for, something Diotima thought Hyperion could achieve for her: It is of great importance, however, both for an understanding of the development of German Idealism and in relation to contemporary philosophical issues.

The author tells the story in form of letters written by Hyperion to his friend Bellarmin, with the exception of a few letters written to and from Hlderlin, his true love. What I did like was that the ‘introduction’ was in the translator’s postscript — I so prefer reading about authors after I’ve encountered their work.


This book reflects my enourmous love for Ancient Greece and at times I caught myself thinking the same grand exclamations that Hyperion voices out.

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

This elegiac story of a disillusioned fighter for the liberation of Greece remained unfinished. However, it is by encountering beauty in the person and life of Diotima Book II of Volume I that Hyperion believes he has found what he is looking for, i.

Each volume is divided into holserlin books, with each second book including an epigraph from Sophocles.

To ask other readers questions about Hyperion oder Der Eremit in Griechenlandplease sign up. Of course, this guy was one of hypeeion inventors of romanticism. Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants Welcoming and supporting refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in our community.

Translated by Benjamin, Ross. Then I begin to speak of better days, and their eyes widen and shine when they think of the union that shall join us, holderlib the proud image of the nascent free state dawns before them.

Like the ray of light you must descend; like the all-refreshing rain, you must go down into the land of mortality, you must illuminate like Apollo Hyperion is an epistolatory novel of education in which a Greek philosopher of the late 18th century writes letters to a German friend telling his life’s story.

Even yhperion 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.


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. On one side, we desire the freedom to be above our lives, to shape them, yet on the other we long to feel at home in our world, to be in it at the cost of our liberty.

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

Nonetheless, as they finally enter the town, they go on a]rampage, pillaging and hyperionn indiscriminately. Particularly if I read German. But Alabanda is too much a man of action, a fighter, consumed with the wish to exercise freedom to effect social change and as the simile above suggests liable to destructive violence and a moral fanaticism. The language, although poetic, is occasionally overblown; and the account of Hyperion’s friend Alabanda is impossible to read nowadays without sniggering at its obvious homoeroticism – the joke being, of course, that it is only obvious to yhperion contemporary reader or so I’m told – though sometimes it’s hard to believe.

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