Martin Heidegger's 1942 lecture course interprets Friedrich Hölderlin's hymn "The Ister" within the context of Hölderlin's poetic and philosophical work, with particular emphasis on Hölderlin's dialogue with Greek tragedy. Revealing of Heidegger's thought of the period are his discussions of the meaning of "the political" and "the national," in which he emphasizes the difficulty and the necessity of finding "one's own" in and through a dialogue with "the foreign."
Heidegger's 1942 lecture course interpreting Friedrich H<:o>lderlin's (1770-1843) German poem within the context of the poet's whole body of work, emphasizing his dialogue with Greek tragedy. He discusses distinctions between The Political and The National and between One's Own and The Foreign. Translated from "H<:o>lderlins Hymne" Der Ister published in 1984 by Vittorio Kostermann in Franfurt am Main as volume 53 of Heidegger's Collected Works. Includes German/English and English/German glossaries. No index or bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.