In his 1943 untitled anniversary-talk on Hölderlin, Ma x Kommerell (1902-1944), known principally as a member of the ''George-Kreis', suggests that Hölderlin's mental illness might be - "Schicksal des Dichters" - linked directly to the poet's particular behavior as an artist, the consequence of his particularly radical aestheticism. The question of names is crucial to the argument as, in defining Hölderlin's last poetical project an attempt 'to name the nameless' ("das Namenlose nennen") - Kommerell reconstructs, alongside significant changes in naming, a continuous process of stylistic transformation which, as a matter of fact, in the end , inevitably leads to a highly problematic universal nominalism. In the light of recent research on artistic creativity, Kommerell's philologically based insights, ignored in the past, now appear highly motivated and groundbreaking.

"...das Namenlose nennen". Kommerells 'letzter Hölderlin' / Vogel, Klaus. - In: IL NOME NEL TESTO. - ISSN 1591-7622. - XIX:(2017), pp. 213-233.

"...das Namenlose nennen". Kommerells 'letzter Hölderlin'

Klaus Vogel
2017

Abstract

In his 1943 untitled anniversary-talk on Hölderlin, Ma x Kommerell (1902-1944), known principally as a member of the ''George-Kreis', suggests that Hölderlin's mental illness might be - "Schicksal des Dichters" - linked directly to the poet's particular behavior as an artist, the consequence of his particularly radical aestheticism. The question of names is crucial to the argument as, in defining Hölderlin's last poetical project an attempt 'to name the nameless' ("das Namenlose nennen") - Kommerell reconstructs, alongside significant changes in naming, a continuous process of stylistic transformation which, as a matter of fact, in the end , inevitably leads to a highly problematic universal nominalism. In the light of recent research on artistic creativity, Kommerell's philologically based insights, ignored in the past, now appear highly motivated and groundbreaking.
"...das Namenlose nennen". Kommerells 'letzter Hölderlin' / Vogel, Klaus. - In: IL NOME NEL TESTO. - ISSN 1591-7622. - XIX:(2017), pp. 213-233.
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