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Deutschland Ein Wintermaerchen

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Heine war davon überzeugt, daß er mit seinem "Werkchen" Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen etwas verfaßt hatte, das "mehr Furore machen wird, als die populärste Broschüre, und das dennoch den bleibenden Wert einer klassischen Dichtung haben wird". Recht hatte er. Mit seinem Versepos sollte er zwar in kürzester Zeit die gesamte empörte Presse gegen sich haben, aber auch heute...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Echo Library (first published 1844)
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Sandra
I like reading Heine. His poems have a real flow to them and it always pleases me to read them out loud. Each word has been carefully chosen and the rhyme is nearly always perfect. For me, reading Heine is the feeling of being at sea (while not being seasick): the soft lulling of the waves is the exact flow of these poems.

As for the Wintermärchen (Winter Fairytale) itself, I'm not always quite sure I fully understood it. Yes, it's a satire, definitely; but I felt that even though we have discuss...more
Alex G.
Although I had a bit of a language barrier sometimes - I'm a native French speaker but read it in the original German - the whole was just amazing. In terms of sheer poetry, the music of the verses is absolutely delicious: I loved to read it outloud, so that I could enjoy the sound of even those words I did not understand. Secondly, I really liked the way Heine alternates between loving descriptions of Germany and contemporary satire. Having travelled far and wide in Germany, I knew most of the...more
John Hatley
A brilliant satirical poem first published in 1844 by one of Germany's foremost poets, "Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen" (Germany. A Winter's Tale) is a masterpiece of German literature. It is a delight to read and, like most poetry, is probably best read in the original German.
Ana Enriques
Bastante interesantes las ingeniosas críticas de Heine. Especialmente a partir del cap XX, cuando llega a Hamburgo, me gustó mucho cómo se expresa acerca de su ciudad y su gente.
Nora
Another all time favourite of mine.
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Vivi Vocat
Es ist ein satirischer Blick auf das Deutschland von 1844. Das vermutlich längste Gedicht der Welt, ganz im Stile des Volksliedes, sprüht vor wehmütigem Witz und scharfzüngiger Ironie. Die liebevolle Abneigung dieser Satire schafft eine kunstvolle literarische Landschaft, deren Gesellschaftskritik sich bis heute eine gewisse Aktualität bewahrt hat.
Ron.K.
I have been fascinated by Heine's life and the way he lived in Paris in exile. His poem "Die schlesischen Weber" was what caught my attention the first time. Such a lovely melody he has, a hidden critic and hate towards the politic and system of the time in Germany but also unlimited love to his people and father land. Enjoyed reading this so much
Ruby
Poor Heine. Sandra has written a better review, go and read that. I mostly agree but was generally completely distracted while reading, which is probably more my fault than his, but it didn't make the experience particulary enjoyable.
Victoria
I really enjoyed this book. It's actually a fairly easy read for non-native speakers and parts of it are incredibly funny. Its disjointedness was a little strange, but ultimately interesting as one tries to understand Heine's point.
Kate Dee
One of the few books I had to read in school I actually liked. You have to have extensive knowledge of German history to really appreciate it, though. If you do it is really entertaining.
Sara
I love Heine's poetry, so it was interesting to read one of his more political works, especially since I was in his home town while I was reading it.
Lennongirl
Clever, Herr Heine, sehr clever. Klug, gewitzt und mit spitzem Sarkasmus. Danke, dass ich mitreisen durfte.
Sharon
Another German book Idon't recall, although I wrote an essay about it.
Sonia
So etwas Witziges und Böses habe ich selten gelesen.
Niclas
Var tyskhetens största kritiker alltid - tyskarna!
Piet Michael
Die schönste Form des Patriotismus: Die kritische!
Bakunin
Fantastic! If you haven't read it, please do!
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Too much Patriotismus
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Christian Johann Heinrich Heine was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose is distinguished by its satirical wit an...more
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