The names in this essay’s sub-title sketch its outline. An image by Albrecht Dürer and a poem by Seamus Heaney, essays by Eric Auerbach and Erwin Panofsky are new inclusions into a rambling immersion into Heraclitus Heidegger Rilke and Hölderlin. The resulting octet gives major solo roles to the new contributors while at the same time deepening the wonder at the questions arising. The first seven chapters and the late-added overture were each written as stand-alone works and had breaks of time separating them. This new essay began before Learning to Taste (Ch. 7) was completed. While completing Learning to Taste my thinking / remembering took me back to the essay on Italo Calvino, the late-added overture. The Calvino essay took me back to Albrecht Dürer and to my seeing Hieronymus’ bench again. Readers of this latest essay will discover that its immersion in all of the artists, poets, thinkers and scholars named assumes some familiarity with most if not all of the preceding chapters.
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Taylor , C. S. (2022). VIII. Hieronymus’ Bench: Conversations Dürer Heaney, Auerbach Panofsky, Heidegger Heraclitus, Hölderlin Rilke. Dayton, OH: Charles Taylor.