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By Susette Borkenstein Gontard

During this totally new angle to the lifetime of Friedrich Holderlin, The Recalcitrant paintings combines the suggestions of fiction and nonfiction because it examines the affection among the poet and Susette Gontard ("Diotima").
On the left-hand or verso pages of the ebook look Susette Gontard's letters, awarded right here in English translation for the 1st time, with an advent and afterword through Douglas F. Kenney. at the right-hand or recto pages look Sabine Menner-Bettscheid's scholarly responses to Kenney and fictional responses to Susette. Menner-Bettscheid provides existence to a complete sequence of voices: Holderlin's pious mom, Susette's calculating husband, Jacob, the Gontard's oldest baby, Henry, the preferred novelist Sophie LaRoche, and the Greek gardener and rabbit-keeper on the Gontard's summer time domestic in Frankfurt all end up heard. Douglas F. Kenney, against this, sticks to old documentation and literary research.

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The Recalcitrant Art: Diotima's Letters to Holderlin and Related Missives

During this solely special approach to the lifetime of Friedrich Holderlin, The Recalcitrant paintings combines the ideas of fiction and nonfiction because it examines the affection among the poet and Susette Gontard ("Diotima"). at the left-hand or verso pages of the ebook seem Susette Gontard's letters, provided the following in English translation for the 1st time, with an creation and afterword through Douglas F.

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Quoted in Beck, Hölderlins Diotima, 125. 18 T Go-H C His “conception” had “gotten lost”?! No! . weil mein Concept mir zum Theil verloren gegangen ist merely means that part of his own copy of the manuscript has been misplaced—recall our modern word Konzeptpapier, meaning scrap paper, or paper for rough drafts. Hölderlin has not lost anything of his “conception,” but is merely deliberating on Cotta’s suggestion to compress the two volumes into one—and trying to get a copy of his own ms.

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