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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: 180,453
Full description for Hyperion
Hyperion is a novel of stirring lyricism, philosophical sublimity, and enduring influence. It stands among Holderlin's most extraordinary achievements. A Greek hermit recounts the pivotal phases of his life, from his discovery of the vanished glory of antiquity, through his encounter with his beloved Diotima, who embodies his goal of merging with "the All of nature," to his participation in a Greek uprising against Ottoman Turkish tyranny. Holderlin's sole novel has been celebrated for its musicality, the power of its cadences and tones to express a constant oscillation between extremes of grief and joy. Though Holderlin's genius was not widely recognized during his lifetime, he has come to be regarded as one of the most significant and unique poets in the German language.