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Hölderlin et l’idéal de la "Heiterkeit" classique selon Weinrich et Adorno

Abstract : According to Harald Weinrich the concept of Heiterkeit takes his full meaning during the Golden Age of the German literature and philosophy. In Kleine Literaturgeschichte der Heiterkeit (1990) he notes that Hölderlin assigns an utopian meaning to this aesthetic ideal (Winckelmann). However he disagrees with T.W. Adorno who refer to Hölderlin too and claims that art after Auschwitz is not allowed any more to have recourse to Heiterkeit. But H. Weinrich as well as T.W. Adorno put into question the underlying idealism of Hölderlin. The ideal of Heiterkeit estranges us from reality (Weinrich) or distorts it with cynism (Adorno). In either case the connection with mourning (Trauer) or sorrow (Leiden) has to be taken in consideration. In this study we come back the Hölderlin’s novel Hyperion in order to clarify the meaning of the dialectic and particularly platonic relationship between on one side Heiterkeit and its various forms, and on the other side sorrow and mourning.
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Pierre Jean Brunel. Hölderlin et l’idéal de la "Heiterkeit" classique selon Weinrich et Adorno. Germanica, Université de Lille, 2018, Heiterkeit - L'allégresse au coeur de l'écriture poétique et philosophique, ⟨10.4000/germanica.5299⟩. ⟨hal-01995700⟩



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