Hölderlin's Hymns "Germania" and "The Rhine"

2015.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Heidegger, Hölderlin's Hymns "Germania" and "The Rhine", William McNeill and Julia Ireland (trs.), Indiana University
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2015.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Martin Heidegger, Hölderlin's Hymns "Germania" and "The Rhine", William McNeill and Julia Ireland (trs.), Indiana University Press, 2014, 289pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780253014214. Reviewed by Richard Polt, Xavier University Heidegger’s readings of Hölderlin are central to his later thought, but the difficulties of both the poetry and the thought make it a great challenge to translate these texts. One of Heidegger’s three lecture courses on the theme, dating from 1942, appeared in English in 1996 as Hölderlin’s Hymn “The Ister.” This collaborative translation enriched the understanding of Heidegger in English-speaking countries and led to an unexpected appropriation, David Barison and Daniel Ross’s 2004 documentary The Ister. Now the same pair of translators, William McNeill and Julia Ireland, have given us the 1934-35 lecture course on “Germania” and “The Rhine.” Their version, including a clear and concise. . .

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