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Reading list


Primary texts


Poetry, Language, Thought (HarperPerennial, 1975)

What is Called Thinking? (HarperPerennial, 1976)

Holderlin's Hymn The "Ister" (John Wiley, 1996)

Pathmarks (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Elucidations in Holderlin’s Poetry (Prometheus, 2000)

On the Way to Language (HarperOne, 2003)

Mindfulness (Continuum, 2006)

Introduction to Philosophy -- Thinking and Poetizing (Indiana University Press, 2011)

Phenomenology of Intuition and Expression (Continuum, 2010)

A list of English translations of Heidegger's work can be found here


Further reading


William S. Allen, Ellipsis: Of Poetry and the Experience of Language after Heidegger, Hölderlin and Blanchot (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007) [B 3279.H41]

Amittai Aviram, Telling Rhythm: Body and Meaning in Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 1994) [PN 1059.R5]

Babette E. Babich, Words in Blood, Like Flowers: Philosophy and Poetry, Music and Eros In Holderlin, Nietzsche, And Heidegger (Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) (State University of New York Press, 2007) [B 3317.B2]

Jonathan Bate, 'What are Poets For', chapter in The Song of the Earth (Picador, 2000) [PR 145.B2]

Paul Bové, Destructive Poetics: Heidegger and Modern American Poetry (Columbia University Press, 1980) [PS 324.B6]

Gerald L. Bruns, What are Poets For? An Anthropology of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (Iowa, 2012) PS326.B78

- Heidegger’s Estrangements: Language, Truth and Poetry in the Later Writings (Yale University Press, 1989) [on order]

- On the anarchy of poetry and philosophy: a guide for the unruly (Fordham University Press, 2006) [e-book]

A. C. Canan, ‘Transcendentalism and Poetry in Heidegger’, in Analecta husserliana. The yearbook of phenomenological research, ed. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, 1.69 (2000), 75-106

Jon Cook, ed., Poetry in Theory: An Anthology 1900-2000 (Blackwell Anthologies, 2004) [PN 1271.P6]

Veronique M. Foti, Heidegger and the Poets: Poiesis/Sophia/Techne (Humanity Books, 2005) [B 3279.H44]

Marc Froment-Meurice and Jan Plug, That is to Say: Heidegger's Poetics (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics) (Stanford University Press, 1998) [B 3279.H44]

Graham Harman, Tool-being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects (Open Court Publishing, 2002) [B 3279.H49 H27]

Hayim Gordon, Dwelling Poetically: Educational Challenges in Heidegger’s Thinking on Poetry (Rodopi, 2000), B3279.H49.G67

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the subject of poetic language: toward a new poetics of dasein (New York: Fordham University Press, c2004) [ACLS Humanities ebook - access through login]

T. Gould, ‘Finding the Everyday Again: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Poetry and Romanticism’, Dialogue, 2002, 111-134

A. Grossman, ‘The Myth of Poetry: On Heidegger’s “Holderlin”’, The Comparatist, 28 (2004), 29-38

Michael Inwood, Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2000), B3279.H44

Niall Keane, 'The Silence of the Origin: Philosophy in Transition and the Essence of Thinking', Research in Phenomenology, 43 (2013), 27-48

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Heidegger and the politics of poetry (University of Illinois Press, 2007). B3279.H49

Andrew Mitchell, 'Heidegger's poetics of relationality', in Daniel O'Dahlstrom, ed., Interpreting Heidegger: Critical Essays (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011) [in library as e-resource]

David Nowell-Smith, Sounding/Silence: Martin Heidegger at the Limits of Poetics (Fordham/Oxford University Press, 2013) [on order]

Brendan O'Donoghue, A Poetics of Homecoming: Heidegger, Homelessness and the Homecoming Ventureby (Cambridge Scholars, 2011), B3279.H49.O28

James Phillips, Heidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2005) [B 3279.H44]

David Pettigrew and François Raffoul, ed., French interpretations of Heidegger: an exceptional reception (State University of New York Press, 2008) [B 3279.H44]

William V. Spanos, Martin Heidegger and the question of literature: towards a postmodern literary hermeneutics (Indiana University Press, 1979) [B 3279.H44]

Brian Willems, Hopkins and Heidegger (Bloomsbury, 2009) [PR 4804.W4]

Julian Young, Heidegger’s Philosophy of Art (Cambridge University Press, 2001) [B 3279.H44]