Fragments

Paperback | October 28, 2003

byBrooks HeraclitusTranslated byBrooks HaxtonForeword byJames Hillman

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Fragments of wisdom from the ancient world

In the sixth century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years before Einstein-Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that energy is the essence of matter, that everything becomes energy in flux, in relativity. His great book, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, Aristotle, and Marcus Aurelius, has long been lost to history-but its surviving fragments have for thousands of years tantalized our greatest thinkers, from Montaigne to Nietzsche, Heidegger to Jung. Now, acclaimed poet Brooks Haxton presents a powerful free-verse translation of all 130 surviving fragments of the teachings of Heraclitus, with the ancient Greek originals beautifully reproduced en face.

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Fragments of wisdom from the ancient worldIn the sixth century b.c.-twenty-five hundred years before Einstein-Heraclitus of Ephesus declared that energy is the essence of matter, that everything becomes energy in flux, in relativity. His great book, On Nature, the world's first coherent philosophical treatise and touchstone for Plato, ...

Brooks Haxton's poetry translations include Dances for Flute and Thunder: Poems from the Ancient Greek, which was nominated for a PEN translation award, and Victor Hugo's Selected Poems for Penguin Classics.James Hillman has written more than twenty books, including The Force of Character, Re-Visioning Psychology (nominated for a Pulit...
Format:PaperbackPublished:October 28, 2003Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142437654

ISBN - 13:9780142437650

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Table of Contents

FragmentsForeword by James Hillman

Introduction

A Note on the Translation

Fragments

Notes

Bibliography

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"Heraclitus's fragments come to us like sparks off an anvil. . . . a luminous translation." (Nicholas Christopher)

"Breathtaking." (Richard Howard)

"A pellucid and informed translation." (Rita Dove, The Washington Post)