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The Midpoint of Life

The Midpoint of Life

Chapter:
(p.18) 2 The Midpoint of Life
Source:
On Borrowed Time
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0002

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

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