Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine Writing the Revolution - Jewish Lives

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Synopsis

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

"A concise, fast-paced biography of the German poet, critic, and essayist. . . . A discerning portrait of the writer and his times."-Kirkus Reviews

"Prochnik provides a jaunty narrative of Heine's schooldays in Bonn and Göttingen, journalistic career in Berlin, and twenty-five-year exile in Paris, detailing his literary feuds, scraps with censors, and unwavering belief in political liberty."-New Yorker

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780300236545
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 831.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 522g
Height: 175mm
Width: 218mm
Spine width: 33mm