Friday, October 17, 2008

Hölderlin Poems and Fragments

The first three poems here were translated by Michael Hamburger and published in 1968 as Friedrich Hölderlin, Poems and Fragments, The University of Michigan Press. The final fragment and prose piece "In the Woods," were translated by Richard Sieburth and published as Hymns and Fragments by Friedrich Hölderlin, Princeton University Press, 1984. 

Each of these is complicated, a rich text/textile that bears careful study. There are distinct pleasures awaiting curious and disciplined readers.