By Lucas Murrey
This ebook casts new mild at the paintings of the German poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 – 1843), and his translations of Greek tragedy. It indicates Hölderlin’s poetry is exclusive inside Western literature (and artwork) because it retrieves the socio-politics of a Dionysiac space-time and language to problem the estrangement of people from nature and one other.
In this e-book, writer Lucas Murrey provides a brand new photo of old Greece, noting that money emerged and quickly built there within the 6th century B.C. This act of monetization introduced with it an idea of tragedy: money-tyrants suffering opposed to the forces of earth and group who succumb to person isolation, blindness and loss of life. As Murrey issues out, Hölderlin (unconsciously) retrieves the conflict among cash, nature and neighborhood and creatively applies its classes to our time.
But Hölderlin’s poetry not just adapts tragedy to query the limitless “machine procedure” of “a smart race” of money-tyrants. It additionally attracts recognition to Greece’s warnings concerning the mortal threat of the eyes in delusion, cult and theatre. This monograph hence introduces an urgently wanted imaginative and prescient not just of Hölderlin hymns, but additionally the relevance of disciplines as various as Literary experiences, Philosophy, Psychology (Psychoanalysis) in addition to non secular and visible (Media) reports to our current difficulty, the place a perilous visible tradition, via its help of the unlimitedness of cash, is harming our relation to nature and one another.
“Here triumphs a temperament guided by way of old faith and that excavates, in Hölderlin’s translations, the important god Dionysus of Greek tragedy.”
“Lucas Murrey stocks together with his topic, Hölderlin, a imaginative and prescient of the Greeks as bringing anything extremely important into our bad global, a imaginative and prescient of which few classical students are actually capable.”
—Richard Seaford, writer of Money and the Early Greek Mind and Dionysus.
“Here triumphs a temperament guided via historical faith and that excavates, in Hölderlin’s translations, the valuable god Dionysus of Greek tragedy.”
—Bernhard Böschenstein, writer of “Frucht des Gewitters”. Zu Hölderlins Dionysos als Gott der Revolution and Paul Celan: Der Meridian.
“Lucas Murrey takes the god of tragedy, Dionysus, ultimately severe as a manifestation of the ecstatic scream of liberation and visible recommendations of dissolution: he pleasantly portrays Hölderlin’s idiosyncratic poetic sympathy.”
—Anton Bierl, writer of Der Chor in der Alten Komödie. Ritual and Performativität
“Hölderlin such a lot definitely deserved any such book.”
—Jean-François Kervégan, writer of Que faire de Carl Schmitt?
—Noam Chomsky, writer of Media Control and Nuclear conflict and Environmental Catastrophe.