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Travel Pictures

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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 tou ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by Archipelago (first published January 1st 1980)
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After a few violent and generally grueling modern books I decided to escape to the Harz Mountains with Heinrich Heine. I did escape the violence, and enjoyed the voyage, but it didn’t go where I expected.

The title is misleading. While there are a few rhapsodic pages devoted to Heine’s trek when he escapes from the university at Gottingen, this is primarily a collection of satires located in spots Heine had visited, chosen in order to wrap the firecrackers in a little local color. Some are good-n
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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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