Heine

Heine

by Ritchie Robertson

Paperback(1st ed)

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Overview

Heinrich Heine is one of Germany's greatest writers of verse and prose. His agile mind and brilliant wit expressed themselves in lyric and satiric verse, travel writing and essays on literature, art, politics, and history. He was a great satirist and thinker—but not a philosopher. One of his most perceptive admirers, Friedrich Nietzsche, said of him, "he possessed that divine malice without which perfection, for me, is unimaginable." Born into a world changed forever by the French Revolution, Heine grew up in a Düsseldorf that formed part of the Napoleonic Empire. He was always acutely aware of history and politics and engaged with them in all his writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802131485
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/1994
Series: Jewish Thinkers
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 128

About the Author

Ritchie Robertson is a professor of german at Oxford University.

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