Biographical essay on the German lyric poet, with links to related topics.
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Holderlin, Johann Christian Friedrich|
Biographical entry in the 11th edition (1911). Some scanner errors.
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Friedrich Hölderlin's Life, Poetry, and Madness|
Excerpts from Wilhelm Waiblinger's essay, translated by Scott J. Thompson, about
the poet's delusional state in later years, so distressing to those who knew him.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Hölderlin, Johann Christian Friedrich|
Examines the poet's role in the development of German Idealism.
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Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843)|
Short biography and evaluation, suggestions for further reading, selected
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Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin|
Short illustrated biography, and two poems in English translation.