Words in blood, like flowers: Philosophy and poetry, music and Eros in Hölderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger (review)

Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (3):pp. 491-492 (2008)
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Babette Babich is already known for her previous work on Nietzsche; in this, her third book, she focuses more on Nietzsche and Heidegger than Hölderlin, even though the book's title derives from a verse by Hölderlin in which the poet refers to "words, like flowers" . The reference to blood is borrowed from Zarathustra, who only loved what was "written with blood" . We follow the poetic dimensions of these two philosophers' works and their understanding of art, music, and consequently, beauty and tragedy. The poetics and poems of Hölderlin have influenced the two philosophers; in some cases, Babich situates the key explanation of some Nietzschean formulas in his quotes or epigraphs taken from Hölderlin . Eight of the fourteen chapters were previously published in earlier versions

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