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Death of Empedocles, the (1799) [Play]
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On the eve of his final odes and hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin composed three versions of a dramatic poem on the suicide of the early Greek thinker, Empedocles of Acragas.

Original title: Der Tod des Empedokles
Original languages: German


Genre: Drama and PlaysGerman
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Death of Empedocles

The Death of Empedocles (2008)
Edition Details:

This book offers the first complete translation of the three versions, along with translations of Hölderlin’s essays on the theory of tragedy. David Farrell Krell gives readers a brief chronology of Hölderlin’s life, an introduction to the life and thought of Empedocles—including Hölderlin’s Empedocles—detailed explanatory notes, and an analysis of the play and the theoretical essays.

Language: English

Translated by: David Farrell Krell
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The Death of Empedocles (October 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Albany, NY
Publisher: State University of New York Press
ISBN: 9780791476475
Pages: 304

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