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Description - Heinrich Heine: Writing the Revolution by George Prochnik

A thematically rich, provocative, and lyrical study of one of Germany's most important, world-famous, and imaginative writers

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was a virtuoso German poet, satirist, and visionary humanist whose dynamic life story and strikingly original writing are ripe for rediscovery.

In this vividly imagined exploration of Heine's life and work, George Prochnik contextualizes Heine's biography within the different revolutionary political, literary, and philosophical movements of his age. He also explores the insights Heine offers contemporary readers into issues of social justice, exile, and the role of art in nurturing a more equitable society.

Heine wrote that in his youth he resembled "a large newspaper of which the upper half contained the present, each day with its news and debates, while in the lower half, in a succession of dreams, the poetic past was recorded fantastically like a series of feuilletons."

This book explores the many dualities of Heine's nature, bringing to life a fully dimensional character while also casting into sharp relief the reasons his writing and personal story matter urgently today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300236545
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 160mm x 30mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2021
Country of Publication: United States

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