The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich HeineThe Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine

The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine

byHeinrich Heine

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... high-priests, and his name shines consolingly in the hearts of its children. But the French are the chosen people of the new religion, the first gospels and dogmas were penned in their language. Paris is the New Jerusalem, and the Rhine is the Jordan which separates the land of Freedom from the land of the Philistines. JAN STEEN. [This fragment--newly translated--is taken from the Memoirn des Herrn von Schnabelwopski, which was written in 1831, and published in 1834, in the first volume of the Salon. The Memoirs of Schnabelwopski consist simply of the hero's light sketches of Hamburg, Amsterdam, and Leyden, and his experiences in those towns; they have generally excited the anger of Heine's German critics and biographers, who appear to detect a tone of irreverent levity about them, which they attribute to Parisian influences. Wagner obtained the story of his Flying Dutchman from a chapter of Schnabelwopski's Memoirs.] In the house I lodged at in Leyden there once lived Jan Steen, the great Jan Steen, whom I hold to be as great as Raphael. Even as a sacred painter Jan was as great, and that will be clearly seen when the religion of sorrow has passed away, and the religion of joy has torn off the thick veil that covers the rose-bushes of the earth, and the nightingales dare at last to sing joyously out their longconcealed raptures. But no nightingale will ever sing so joyously as Jan Steen painted. No one has understood so profoundly as he that there shall be an eternal festival on the earth; he comprehended that our life is only the pictured kiss of God, and he felt that the Holy Ghost is revealed most gloriously in light and in laughter. His eye laughed into the light, and the light mirrored itself in his laughing eye. And Jan remained always a dear, go...

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Title:The Prose Writings of Heinrich HeineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217606431

ISBN - 13:9780217606431

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