The Midpoint of Life

in On Borrowed Time

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226886015
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226886039 | DOI:
The Midpoint of Life

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This chapter discusses conceptions of “midpoint of life” through the lives and works of Dante, Petrarch, Friedrich Hölderlin, Goethe, Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, Vittorio Alfieri, Friedrich Shiller, Honoré de Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Chatterton, John Keats, Gottfried Benn, Thomas Mann, and Ingeborg Bachmann.

Keywords: Dante; Petrarch; Friedrich Hölderlin; Goethe; Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland; Vittorio Alfieri; Friedrich Shiller; Honoré de Balzac; Oscar Wilde; Thomas Chatterton

Chapter.  17319 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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