A Companion to the Works of Heinrich Heine by Roger F. Cook

By Roger F. Cook

Because the so much trendy German-Jewish Romantic author, Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) turned a focus for far of the strain generated through the Jewish assimilation to German tradition in a time marked through a starting to be emphasis at the shared ancestry of the German Volk. As either an creative composer of Romantic verse and the originator of modernist German prose, he defied nationalist-Romantic options of artistic genius that grounded German greatness in an idealist culture of Dichter und Denker. And as a brash, usually reckless champion of freedom and social justice, he challenged not just the reactionary ruling powers of recovery Germany but additionally the incipient nationalist ideology that may have fateful outcomes for the recent Germany--consequences he frequently portended with a prophetic imaginative and prescient born of his personal adventure. achieving to the center of the `German question,' the controversies surrounding Heine were as excessive for the reason that his dying as they have been in his personal lifetime, frequently serving as an acid try out for very important questions of nationwide and social realization. This new quantity of essays by means of students from Germany, Britain, Canada, and the USA deals new serious insights on key habitual matters in his paintings: the symbiosis of German and Jewish tradition; rising nationalism one of the eu peoples; serious perspectives of Romanticism and glossy philosophy; ecu tradition at the threshold to modernity; irony, wit, and self-critique as considered necessary parts of a contemporary aesthetic; altering perspectives on teleology and the dialectics of heritage; and ultimate innovations and reconsiderations from his final, lengthy years in a sickbed. individuals: Michael Perraudin, Paul Peters, Roger F. cook dinner, Willi Goetschel, Gerhard Höhn, Paul Reitter, Robert C. Holub, Jeffrey Grossman, Anthony Phelan, Joseph A. Kruse, and George F. Peters. Roger F. prepare dinner is professor of German on the collage of Missouri, Columbia.

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She is not a poet’s idealizing construct, but the reality of amorous relations: Aber dich und deine Tücke, Und dein holdes Angesicht, Und die falschen frommen Blicke — Das erschafft der Dichter nicht. (B 1: 81) She belongs to — and has even married into (B 1: 86) — a social world inimical to the poet. And as the object of the poet’s obsession she is in a sense gratuitous: if not her, then someone else: Und doch möcht ich im Grabe liegen, Und mich an ein totes Liebchen schmiegen. (B 1: 87; my emphasis) The poet’s own emotion claims or seeks a kind of heroic grandeur, but there is fatuity in the grandeur: Lehn deine Wang an meine Wang, Dann fließen die Tränen zusammen; Und an mein Herz drück fest dein Herz, Dann schlagen zusammen die Flammen!

2 vols. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Erdmann, and Günther Mühlpfordt. HeineBibliographie 1983–1995. Stuttgart and Weimar: Metzler, 1998. Wilhelm, Gottfried, and Eberhard Galley. Heine Bibliographie. Weimar: Arion, 1960. 2 vols. Windfuhr, Manfred. ” Rätsel Heine: Autorprofil — Werk — Wirkung. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1997. 185–209. The Romantic Poet Illusions Lost and Found: The Experiential World of Heine’s Buch der Lieder Michael Perraudin I T HE GREAT LITERARY-HISTORICAL importance of Heine’s Buch der Lieder of 1827 is as a document of generational disillusion.

B 1: 103). Aside from such cyclical effects, however, the individual poems of the anthology also perform this gesture in a large variety of ways. Mostly the ideal domain is an ideal of love as an uplifting spiritual force, unending, asocial, asexual, and conflict-free, with the beloved herself as a saint. To begin with an obvious example: in the famous poem “Sie saßen und tranken am Teetisch” (B 1: 95–96), such an ideal of love is relativized as the discourse of a social world that belies the ideal in its own behavior.

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