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Friedrich Holderlin

Translated by Michael Hamburger

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Friedrich Holderlin
    Friedrich Hölderlin studied theology at the Tübinger Stift. As a private tutor in Frankfurt he met his muse, his employer’s wife and the Diotima of his poetry. Dismissed and impoverished, he eventually suffered a breakdown and in 1805 was committed to a clinic at Tübingen. Discharged as incurable, he was taken ... read more
    Michael Hamburger
    Michael Hamburger (1924–2007) was a poet and critic of distinction as well as the outstanding translator of German poetry. His awards include the Schlegel-Tieck Prize (1981), the German Federal Republic’s Goethe Medal (1986) and the EC’s first European Translation Prize (1990) for Poems of Paul Celan . Five collections of his ... read more
    Praise for Michael Hamburger 'O'Driscoll manages to get the reader as close to Hamburger as possible in one book. It feels very much like spending a week at your grandfather's house - getting to listen to all his stories, roaming through cupboards, reading the works hidden inside.'
    Dominik Szczepaniak, DURA
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