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Short Description for Hyperion A philosophical tale of nature, spiritual striving, beauty, and Platonic love.
- Published: 04 February 2010
- Format: Paperback 236 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780979333026 ISBN 10: 0979333024
- Sales rank: 144,344
Full description for Hyperion
"Hyperion" is a novel of remarkable emotional force, poetic sublimity, and enduring influence. This sole novel by the iconic German lyric poet explores the pivotal phases of a poet's life journey, the struggle for freedom, the divinity of nature and love, and the meaning of solitude. Friedrich Holderlin's gestures toward a higher spiritual unity left their mark on the founding texts of the nineteenth century.Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) has achieved recognition as one of the greatest German poets of lyrical verse. His work had a profound influence on German Romanticism.Ross Benjamin is a freelance writer and translator living in Brooklyn, New York. His reviews have appeared in "Bookforum," "The Nation," and "The New York Times."