Hölderlin's Dionysiac Poetry: The Terrifying-Exciting Mysteries

Hölderlin's Dionysiac Poetry: The Terrifying-Exciting Mysteries

Lucas Murrey

This publication casts new gentle at the paintings of the German poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 – 1843), and his translations of Greek tragedy. It indicates Hölderlin’s poetry is exclusive inside Western literature (and artwork) because it retrieves the socio-politics of a Dionysiac space-time and language to problem the estrangement of people from nature and one other.

In this e-book, writer Lucas Murrey provides a brand new photo of historic Greece, noting that cash emerged and swiftly constructed there within the 6th century B.C. This act of monetization introduced with it an idea of tragedy: money-tyrants suffering opposed to the forces of earth and neighborhood who succumb to person isolation, blindness and dying. As Murrey issues out, Hölderlin (unconsciously) retrieves the conflict among funds, nature and group and creatively applies its classes to our time.

But Hölderlin’s poetry not just adapts tragedy to question the limitless “machine process” of “a shrewdpermanent race” of money-tyrants. It additionally attracts cognizance to Greece’s warnings concerning the mortal possibility of the eyes in fable, cult and theatre. This monograph hence introduces an urgently wanted imaginative and prescient not just of Hölderlin hymns, but in addition the relevance of disciplines as assorted as Literary reports, Philosophy, Psychology (Psychoanalysis) in addition to spiritual and visible (Media) experiences to our current quandary, the place a perilous visible tradition, via its aid of the unlimitedness of cash, is harming our relation to nature and each other.

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