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SCHLAG DER LIEBE, SCHLAG DES TODES On a Theme in Heidegger and Trakl

SCHLAG DER LIEBE, SCHLAG DES TODES On a Theme in Heidegger and Trakl 238 SCHLAG DER LIEBE, SCHLAG DES TODES On a Theme in Heidegger and Trakl DAVID FARRELL KRELL University of Mannheim Historians will call them contemporaries. Martin Heidegger was born a scant two-and-a-half years later than Georg Trakl. As young men both read intently the novels of Dostoevsky and the lyric of H61derfin. Nietzsche enthralled them. Both were caught up in fierce discussions about the purpose of art in the age of Menschheitsdäm- merung, an age when not only gods and idols but European man himself "was submerging in the twilight..., into the night of de- cline..., in order to emerge again in the waxing twilight of a new day. " i Yet it is hard for us to think of Trakl and Heidegger as contemporaries. Trakl died of an overdose of cocaine Tief ist der Schlummer in dunklen Giften ( 156) at the age of twenty-seven; Heidegger died during the eighty-sixth year of life, so that it was difficult to cite a medically definitive 'Kurt Pinthus, Menschheitsdåmmerung.' Ein Dockument des Expressionismus, first published in 1920, reissued with new material in 1959 (Hamburg: Rowohlt), p. 25. Trakl's poetry, cited in this paper solely by page number within parentheses, is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

SCHLAG DER LIEBE, SCHLAG DES TODES On a Theme in Heidegger and Trakl

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 7 (1): 238 – Jan 1, 1977

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238 SCHLAG DER LIEBE, SCHLAG DES TODES On a Theme in Heidegger and Trakl DAVID FARRELL KRELL University of Mannheim Historians will call them contemporaries. Martin Heidegger was born a scant two-and-a-half years later than Georg Trakl. As young men both read intently the novels of Dostoevsky and the lyric of H61derfin. Nietzsche enthralled them. Both were caught up in fierce discussions about the purpose of art in the age of Menschheitsdäm- merung, an age when not only gods and idols but European man himself "was submerging in the twilight..., into the night of de- cline..., in order to emerge again in the waxing twilight of a new day. " i Yet it is hard for us to think of Trakl and Heidegger as contemporaries. Trakl died of an overdose of cocaine Tief ist der Schlummer in dunklen Giften ( 156) at the age of twenty-seven; Heidegger died during the eighty-sixth year of life, so that it was difficult to cite a medically definitive 'Kurt Pinthus, Menschheitsdåmmerung.' Ein Dockument des Expressionismus, first published in 1920, reissued with new material in 1959 (Hamburg: Rowohlt), p. 25. Trakl's poetry, cited in this paper solely by page number within parentheses, is

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Published: Jan 1, 1977

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