Hölderlin and the Dynamics of Translation (Studies in Comparative Literature)
Publisher: Legenda (December 15, 1998)
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Friedrich Holderlin's translations have been seen as some of the most fascinating ever made, so radical and unconventional that they have altered our ideas of what translation is. Based on close study of the versions of Pinder and Sophocles, and placing Holderlin's practice in its eighteenth-century context, this book explores the meaning of translation for Holderlin's work as a whole, devoting particular attention to the poetry. The author draws links between translations, individual poems, essays, and Holderlin's working techniques, and suggests that translation, both as figure and practice, is at the centre of Holderlin's imaginative world.