ZURÜCK IN DAS WAGNIS DER SPRACHE

by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy. Verlag Die blaue Eule, Essen, 1997. Hardbound, 80 pages.


This is a fictitious letter, supposedly written by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus to the Greek philosopher Parmenides. Parmenides teaches concepts and abstractions; Heraclitus represents active life, where names and serious speech reign. Assuming the role of Heraclitus, Rosenstock-Huessy attacks the German philosopher Martin Heidegger as a modern Parmenides.