Author: Friedrich Holderlin

Friedrich Hölderlin was born in 1770 in Baden- Württemberg, Germany. He studied in Tübingen from 1788 to 1793, where he became friends with fellow students Hegel and Schelling. After interacting with Schiller and Goethe in Weimar, he worked as a tutor in private homes in Germany and Switzerland. In 1802 he worked as a tutor in Bordeaux, but returned a few months later in a schizophrenic state. After treatment in a clinic in Tübingen in 1806 he was given to the custody of a carpenter's family named Zimmer, under whose care he remained 36 years until his death in 1843. Today he is considered one of Germany's greatest poets.

Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin
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Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin

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Poetry. Translated by James Mitchell. Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is considered one of the great German poets, yet his works and reputation are not well known outside Germany. This is the fourth published edition of James Mitchell's highly regar...

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