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 regarded translations and presents some of the poet's signature works, including several chosen from the Late Hymns and the long years of his insanity.
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.Author City: Tübingen GER