Travel Pictures

byHeinrich HeineTranslated byPeter Wortsman

April 28, 2008|
Travel Pictures by Heinrich Heine
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Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), one of Germany’s most revered poets, is equally well-known for his idiosyncratic prose, the vibrant voice of which feels astonishingly modern in its familiar tone and thematic acrobatics. Travel Pictures comprises the accounts of four journeys taken at different times in his life. The opening "Harz Journey," a quirky chronicle of his walking tour in the Harz Mountains, is the text that first made him famous. But in all four accounts, Heine, seasoned by the skepticism of a born outsider, does more than climb mountains, ford streams and cross borders. In this remarkable book, Heine propels German letters into the Modern mindset. Freud cites a few of Travel Pictures’ most humorous passages in Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. Heine’s incomparable lyric vision lifts the book into the transcendent realm of great journey literature.
Heinrich Heine (1791–1856) was a journalist, an essayist, and one of the most celebrated German Romantic poets. As a young man Heine converted from Judaism to Protestantism. In 1831, he emigrated from Germany to France. Heine is remembered chiefly for selections of his lyric poetry, many of which were set to song by Schubert, Sch...
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Title:Travel Pictures
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:233 pages, 8 X 6.57 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:233 pages, 8 X 6.57 X 0.6 in
Published:April 28, 2008
Publisher:Steerforth Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780979333033

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