The Harz Journey and Selected Prose
By (author) Heinrich Heine
Translated by Ritchie Robertson
Edited by Ritchie Robertson
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Harz Journey and Selected Prose by Heinrich Heine
Book DescriptionA poet whose verse inspired music by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was in his lifetime equally admired for his elegant prose. This collection charts the development of that prose, beginning with three meditative works from the "Travel Pictures", inspired by Heine's journeys as a young man to Lucca, Venice and the Harz Mountains. Exploring the development of spirituality, the later "On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany" spans the earliest religious beliefs of the Germanic people to the philosophy of Hegel, and warns with startling force of the dangers of yielding to primeval Germanic paganism. Finally, the memoirs consider Heine's Jewish heritage and describe his early childhood. As rich in humour, satire, lyricism and anger as his greatest poems, together the pieces offer a fascinating insight into a brilliant and prophetic mind.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140448504
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Heinrich Heine
Travel Pictures, Paperback (April 2008)
Candid accounts of Heinrich Heine's journeys through Germany and Italy. A stirring voyage toward Modernism.
Deutschland, Paperback (November 1986)» View all books by Heinrich Heine
Written in the decade of the 1848 revolution, "Deutschland" takes the form of a verse travelogue in which one of Europe's wittiest poet impudently comments on the homeland he sees again after years of exile. An introduction and notes written by the translator are included.
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Author Biography - Heinrich Heine
Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was one of the most significant German poets.
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