Lecture delivered at the meeting of the Hölderlin Society in Munich on June 6, 1959 at the Cuvillies-Theatre in the Residenz.
Repeated on July 14, 1959 at the Stuttgart Library Society in the Blue Room of the Recital Hall.
Repeated on November 27, 1959 for the Studium Generale of the University of Freiburg i. Br in the main auditorium.
Repeated on January 18, 1960 in the new auditorium of the University of Heidelberg.
Immanuel Kant made roughly the following remark: It is easy to discover something once we have been shown where to look.
With regard to Hölderlin, Norbert von Hellingrath, whose image was made present to us this morning through a masterly sketch, remains this kind of pointer for us all.
Elucidations of Hölderlin's Poetry
GA 4 p. 152