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The commentaries of Martin Heidegger on the lyric poems of German Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin are an extraordinary encounter between poetry and the penetrating thought of a powerful philosophical mind. The writings included here reveal much about Heidegger's innermost thoughts on poetry, language, and how we think.

This is the first English translation of this importa
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Paperback, 244 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Humanity Books (first published 1936)
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Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was a German philosopher whose work is perhaps most readily associated with phenomenology and existentialism, although his thinking should be identified as part of such philosophical movements only with extreme care and qualification. His ideas have exerted a seminal influence on the development of contemporary European philosophy. They have also had an impact far beyo ...more
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“Excessive brightness drove the poet into darkness.

(essay : Hölderlin And The Essence Of Poetry, chapter from my copy of The origin of the work of art)”
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