Category Archives: Hamann, Johann Georg

To Hear Us Talk

Robert Frost (from New Hampshire): On a Tree Fallen Across the Road (To Hear Us Talk) The tree the tempest with a crash of wood Throws down in front of us is not to bar Our passage to our journey’s … Continue reading

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All the being of the world, if it dreams, dreams that it is speaking

[The words in the title of this post are the (translated) words of Henri Bosco, taken from his book, L’antiquaire (p. 121).  They inspired the following passage by Gaston Bachelard, which dovetails well with certain ideas about language expressed by … Continue reading

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Johann Georg Hamann

I am currently studying Johann Georg Hamann (1730–1788).  The following are three short passages by him that I find particularly striking. The first is from his work Aesthetica in Nuce and is translated by Gwen Griffith Dickson (in her book, Johann Georg … Continue reading

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