Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin




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Tomorrow Greenland?

This website went online in June 2020, a project enabled by the Covid epidemic lockdown. I posted this map in October charting its initial dissemination of users across the planet, as evidence of a new species of Weltliteratur not predicted by Goethe:

 


Google Analytics map for this website as of October 20, 2020.

 

One year later the Google map looked like this, the darker shades representing user frequency:

  
Google Analytics map for this website as of October 20, 2021.

 

The greatest number of visitors during the first year were in order: USA, China, UK, Germany and France. Unlike Covid-19 the site has not yet gone viral, the average number of daily visitors being a dozen or so. Perhaps next year's map will show that Greenland and Kazakhstan and some absent African states will have joined our little international fraternity of Hölderlin readers.

— 10/21/20

 

 

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