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Travel Pictures

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One of Germany’s most illustrious poets, Heinrich Heine is also celebrated for his idiosyncratic and vibrant prose. Heine’s lyrical, humorous, and revealing vision in these four accounts of his voyages in Italy and Germany raises Travel Pictures into the transcendent realm of great journey literature. Over one hundred poems pepper the text.

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Paperback, 223 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Archipelago Books (first published January 1st 1980)
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Mar 15, 2014 Caroline rated it really liked it
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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