Reading Heinrich Heine by Anthony PhelanReading Heinrich Heine by Anthony Phelan

Reading Heinrich Heine

byAnthony Phelan

Paperback | April 1, 2010

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Originally created in 2007, this is a comprehensive study of the nineteenth-century German poet Heinrich Heine. Anthony Phelan examines the complete range of Heine's work, from the early poetry and 'Pictures of Travel' to the last poems, including personal polemic and journalism. Phelan provides original and detailed readings of Heine's major poetry and throws fresh light on his virtuoso political performances that have too often been neglected by critics. Through his critical relationship with Romanticism, Heine confronted the problem of modernity in startlingly original ways that still speak to the concerns of post-modern readers. Phelan highlights the importance of Heine for the critical understanding of modern literature, and in particular the responses to Heine's work by Adorno, Kraus and Benjamin. Heine emerges as a figure of immense European significance, whose writings need to be seen as a major contribution to the articulation of modernity.
Title:Reading Heinrich HeineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521142210

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Biographical Imperative: 1. The biographical imperative: Karl Kraus; 2. The biographical imperative: Theodor Adorno; 3. The biographical imperative: Helmut Heißenbüttel - pro domo; 4. From the private life of Everyman: self-presentation and authenticity in Buch der Lieder; 5. In the diplomatic sense: on Reisebilder; Part II. The Real Heine: 6. How to become a Symbolist: Heine and the anthologies of Stefan George and Rudolf Borchardt; 7. The real Heine: Atta Troll and allegory; 8. Ventriloquism in Ludwig Börne. Eine Denkschrift; Part III. Parisian Writing: 9. Sheherazade's snapshots: Lutetia; 10. Mathilde's interruption: archetypes of modernity in Heine's later poetry; Part IV. Epilogue: 11. The tribe of Harry: Heine and contemporary poetry; Notes; Bibliography; Index.