The Harz Journey and Selected Prose

A poet whose verse inspired music by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Heinrich Heine 1797 1856 is now equally admired for his satirical and controversial prose This collection charts Heine s development, beginning with his early travel writings recounting journeys in Germany and Italy The later On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany, which spanA poet whose verse inspired music by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Heinrich Heine 1797 1856 is now equally admired for his satirical and controversial prose This collection charts Heine s development, beginning with his early travel writings recounting journeys in Germany and Italy The later On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany, which spans the earliest religious beliefs of the Germanic people to the philosophy of Hegel, offers a political interpretation of Germany s philosophical revolution, 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 show us post Napoleonic Europe through the lens of a brilliant and visionary mind.
The Harz Journey and Selected Prose A poet whose verse inspired music by Schubert Schumann Mendelssohn and Brahms Heinrich Heine is now equally admired for his satirical and controversial prose This collection charts Heine

  • Title: The Harz Journey and Selected Prose
  • Author: Heinrich Heine Ritchie Robertson
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  • Page: 331
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    1. Introduction & NotesNote on the TextFurther ReadingTable of Dates--The Harz Journey--Ideas: The Book of Le Grand--The Town of Lucca--Differing Conceptions of History--On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany--MemoirsNotes

    2. Die Harzreise 1824By Heinrich HeineThis is a short work in prose, which reads like poetry, and indeed includes many poems written on the road.It is the author’s witty tale of his experiences, encounters, difficulties, and pleasures during A hiking trip, which he undertook, over several weeks, starting from Göttingen, where he was a student, across farmland, villages, mountains, forests and culminating on the top of the Blocksberg.(This is the very mountain celebrated in Goethe's ‘Faust,' wi [...]

    3. "Today is the first of May. Spring is flooding the earth like a sea of life, the white foam of flowers hangs on the trees, a warm, translucent mist spreads everywhere. In the town the window-panes of the houses are gleaming joyfully, the sparrows are again building their nests in the eaves, people are walking along the street and wondering why the air so affects them and why they feel so strange; brightly-clad girls from Vierlanden are carrying bunches of violets; the orphan children, with their [...]

    4. Heine is probably my favourite poet. He is one of the few old authors whose humour remains intact. I caught myself slapping the desk laughing so hard at his verses. Humour is based on social norms regulating appropriate behaviour and social expectations. The breach of social expectation is often what constitutes humour. But because social expectations change over time, humour fades away and reconstitutes. For instance, a lot of what Jesus said in the Bible was supposed to be funny, but we do not [...]

    5. Le scritture di viaggio si compongono di una geografia immaginaria: il paesaggio è letto attraverso gli occhi dello scrittore, occhi deformanti, occhi che interrogano retoricamente, che già colgono in quelle case e in quei cieli le risposte che vogliono trovare. Se il paesaggio è malleabile e non può non esserlo dal momento che con questi occhi lo vediamo e non possiamo fare altrimenti, gli incontri no. L’incontro con l’Altro spesso è la vera forza motrice del viaggio: l’inaspettato, [...]

    6. Heinrich Heine nimmt uns mit auf seine Harzreise und hält dabei kein Blatt vor den Mund. Wir starten in Göttingen und folgen dann Heine über den Brocken bis nach Weimar. Dabei begegnen wir nicht nur allerlei Menschen und Ortschaften, sondern bekommen auch einen Einblick, was Heine von Ihnen hält. Sein Blick ist detailreich, kritisch und ironisch. Er nimmt alle Städte und Dörfer aufs Korn, hat aber viel für die Natur übrig. Mit romantischen Blick und scharfer Schreibfeder, erleben wir die [...]

    7. Heinrich Heine patrí k najvýznamnejším nemeckým autorom 19. storočia. Študoval právo v Bonne, Berlíne a Göttingene a počas štúdia sa zoznámil s dielami romantických spisovateľov a filozofov. Po ukončení štúdia konvertoval na protestantizmus, no aj napriek tomu si len ťažko hľadal prácu ako právnik, keďže jeho pôvod bol židovský. Pracoval preto ako novinár a spisovateľ a vďaka tomuto zamestnaniu sa dostal do Paríža, kde zostal žiť až do smrti (do Nemecka sa p [...]

    8. Wie immer ist Heine bissig, scharfsinnig und beschreibt die Welt, die ihn umgibt, mit einem Zauber, den nur wenige Autoren zu Stande bringen können. Meine persönlichen Highlights dieses Werkes schließen einen bissigen Kommentar über Göttingen ("Die Stadt selbst ist schön und gefällt einem am besten, wenn man sie mit dem Rücken ansieht."), die Lüneburger Heide ("" Brust trostlos öde, wie die Lüneburger Heide") und andere Gemeinheiten und Beobachtungen Heines ein.Inmitten dieser Gemeinh [...]

    9. I genuinely enjoy reading Heinrich Heine's work. It can be insightful. It can be wickedly funny. It can reveal things about him that, with even a general background knowledge of his life (and I don't claim to have a knowledge any deeper than that), become more interesting than they first appeared. A reader who dislikes the style of the era may not much enjoy his prose, but I do enjoy it. It makes me think, and it makes me laugh, and it gives me a glimpse at the writer and his world.That said, al [...]

    10. A school classic which I read, because I'll be teaching it. I know that students won't love it, will struggle with it and probably despair of it - but I did enjoy it.One of Heine's first publications it is naturally quite entrenched in the romantic period. The nature descriptions and the effect the have on the spectator are lavish, full of extravagant words and descriptions of feelings and that's a little hard to stomach. But underneath is always a fine thread of irony which in some parts turns [...]

    11. Onderhoudend en geestig reisverslag van een über-romantische wandeltocht dwars door de Harz, van Göttingen tot Weimar, die de 26-jarige Heine maakte in 1824. De vrolijke verteltrant, de spitante ironie en de laatdunkende beschrijvingen van de Duitse burgermentaliteit zijn heerlijk; het fragmentarische vertellen, de onvertaalde Duitse gedichten en het verouderde taalgebruik werken dan weer op de leeszenuwen. Met een interessant (en uitgebreid) nawoord van Heine-kenner Martin van Amerongen - ech [...]

    12. My first encounter with proper poetry sublime enough to get you lost. For the reader it's good and for the writer it's easy to imagine it was special. The edition also had the town of lucca.It's also a nice one to read. On it's relevance through our time and age I am not sure but still it's deserves a praise.

    13. I have an older edition. I don't know if anything has been changed with this book in the last ten years.

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