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Heinrich Heine

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(b Düsseldorf, 13 Dec. 1797; d Paris, 17 Feb. 1856) German poet and writer, whose story of the Wilis (contained in Geschichte der neuren schönen Literatur in Deutschland, 1833, ...

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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..., Heinrich ( 1797–1856 ), German poet : visits London ( Strand : Craven St.) 1827...

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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...Spirits’, 1837 , in Der Salon III ). The folk song, especially in the literary form pioneered by his contemporary Wilhelm Müller ( 1794–1827 ), exerted a considerable influence on Heine's lyric poetry. JMM James M. McGlathery Reeves, Nigel , Heinrich Heine: Poetry and Politics (1974). Sammons, Jeffrey L. , Heinrich Heine: The Elusive Poet (1969). Heinrich Heine: A Modern Biography...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Heine, Heinrich ( b Düsseldorf , 13 Dec. 1797 ; d Paris , 17 Feb. 1856 ) German poet and writer , whose story of the Wilis (contained in Geschichte der neuren schönen Literatur in Deutschland , 1833 , French version De l'Allemagne , Paris, 1835 ) provided Gautier with the inspiration for his Giselle libretto ( 1841 ). Heine also wrote two of his own ballet librettos. Die Göttin Diana ( 1846 ) was offered to Lumley at Her Majesty's Theatre, while Der Doctor Faust ( 1847 ) was actually commissioned by Lumley . Neither project was realized,...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., Heinrich ( 1797–1856 ) German poet , born of Jewish parents in Düsseldorf. His early lyric poetry, collected in the Buch der Lieder ( 1827 : Book of Songs ), is characterized by effusively romantic emotion combined with sharp self‐mockery and deflating irony. His savage and witty attacks on German thought and literature brought him notoriety in Germany where his works were officially proscribed in 1835 . George Eliot wrote appreciative essays on his works. In Essays in Criticism , 1st series ( 1865 ), Matthew Arnold acclaimed Heine as an...

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James M. McGlathery

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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... 1837 , in Der Salon III ). The folk song, especially in the literary form pioneered by his contemporary Wilhelm Müller ( 1794–1827 ), exerted a considerable influence on Heine’s lyric poetry. James M. McGlathery Reeves, Nigel , Heinrich Heine: Poetry and Politics (1974). Sammons, Jeffrey L. , Heinrich Heine: The Elusive Poet (1969). Sammons, Jeffrey L. , Heinrich Heine: A Modern Biography ...

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Werner Habicht

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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..., Heinrich ( 1797–1856 ). German poet , whose romantic inspiration is often undercut by irony, wordplay, and satire. His essay Die romantische Schule ( 1836 ) criticized earlier Romantic views of Shakespeare. In Shakespeares Mädchen und Frauen (’Shakespeare’s maidens and women’, 1939 ) his digressive texts accompany a gallery of engraved portraits and also contain a vindication of Shylock. His satirical long poems Deutschland: Ein Wintermärchen ( 1844 ) and Atta Troll: Ein Sommernachtstraum ( 1847 ) have Shakespearian subtitles; the latter also...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Heinrich ( 1797–1856 ) German poet Gedichte [‘Poems’] ( 1821 ) Poetry Lyrisches Intermezzo [‘Lyrical Intermezzo’] ( 1823 ) Poetry Pictures of Travel [ Reisebilder ; volumes i, ii] ( 1826–7 ) Non-Fiction Book of Songs [ Das Buch der Lieder ] ( 1827 ) Poetry Pictures of Travel [ Reisebilder ; volumes iii, iv] ( 1830–1 ) Non-Fiction French Affairs ( 1833 ) Non-Fiction The Romantic School [ Die romantische Schule ] ( 1836 ) Non-Fiction Germany: A Winter's Tale [ Deutschland: Ein Wintermärchen ] ( 1844 ) Poetry New Poems [ Neue...

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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..., Heinrich ( 1797–1856 ), German poet whose work George Eliot admired, frequently cited, and discussed in her journalism. She wrote four articles on him in 1855–6 after her first visit to *Germany with G. H. *Lewes , the longest and most important of which is *‘German Wit: Heinrich Heine’, published in the * Westminster Review in January 1856 . In *Berlin in the winter of 1854–5 she and Lewes had met Karl August *Varnhagen von Ense , who was a source of information about Heine since the poet had attended his wife Rahel's salon in the early...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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...in Romanzero ( 1851 ) and Gedichte 1853 und 1854 . George Eliot wrote appreciative essays on his works. In Essays in Criticism , 1st series ( 1865 ), Matthew Arnold acclaimed Heine as an embodiment of the modern spirit and as a force for liberation. A. E. Housman acknowledged Heine as an important technical influence on his verse form. See J. L. Sammons , Heinrich Heine: A Modern Biography ...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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..., Heinrich (Düsseldorf, 1797–1856 , Paris), originally Harry and of Jewish family, was educated at the Lyzeum of Düsseldorf ( 1807–14 ), and then sent to learn business at Frankfurt. In 1816 he went to Hamburg to work in the office of his banker uncle, Salomon Heine . In 1818 the uncle launched him into business on his own account (Harry Heine u. Co.), a venture which ended in bankruptcy ( 1819 ). The uncle, convinced that Heine's gifts were not for commerce, agreed to finance him at a university, and in 1819 . Heine matriculated at Bonn and a year...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...0Heinrich Heinrich Heine 1797 – 1856 German poet Wherever books will be burned, men also, in the end, are burned. Almansor (1823) Wherever books will be burned men also, in the end, are ...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...Heinrich Heine 1797 1856 German poet Dieu me pardonnera, c'est son metier [God will pardon me. It is his business]. Last words. Quoted in Alfred Meissner, Heinrich Heine: Erinnerungen (1856). Has also been attributed to Voltaire and to Catherine the Great: ‘ Moi, je serai autocrate: c'est mon métier. Et le bon Dieu me pardonnera: c'est son métier [I shall be autocratic: that's my business. And God will forgive me: that's his...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Heinrich Heinrich Heine 1797 – 1856 German poet Wherever books will be burned, men also, in the end, are burned. Almansor (1823) l. 245 Wherever books will be burned men also, in the end, are burned What then is music?…It exists between thought and phenomenon, like a twilight medium, it stands between spirit and matter, related to and yet different from both; it is spirit, but spirit governed by time; it is matter, but matter that can manage without space. On the French Stage: Intimate letters to August Lewald (1857) What then is music between...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Heinrich Heinrich Heine 1797 – 1856 German poet Dort, wo man Bücher Verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen. Wherever books will be burned, men also, in the end, are burned. Almansor (1823) l. 245 wo man Bücher verbrennt wo man Bücher Verbrennt Wherever books will be burned men also, in the end, are burned Auf Flügeln des Gesanges. On wings of song. title of song (1823) On wings of song On wings of song Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten, Dass ich so traurig bin; Ein Märchen aus alten Zeiten, Das kommt mir nicht aus dem Sinn. I...

‘German Wit: Heinrich Heine’

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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...Wit: Heinrich Heine’ , the second and longest of four articles George Eliot wrote on the German poet Heinrich *Heine . It was published in the * Westminster Review in January 1856 (repr. in Essays ). A sympathetic and well-informed appreciation of Heine's work, it helped establish his reputation in the English-speaking world as probably the best-known German lyric poet after *Goethe. The article begins by distinguishing acutely between humour and wit: the former is diffuse and follows its own fantastic will, whereas the latter is ‘brief and sudden,...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine  

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(b Düsseldorf, 13 Dec. 1797; d Paris, 17 Feb. 1856)German poet and writer, whose story of the Wilis (contained in Geschichte der neuren schönen Literatur in Deutschland, 1833, French version De ...
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A volume of poems by H. Heine, published in 1851. It is divided into three books, Historien, Lamentationen, and Hebräische Melodien. The poems in this volume were written during Heine's ...
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A collection of lyric poems by H. Heine, first published in Tragödien, nebst einem lyrischen Intermezzo (1823), where, placed between the two tragedies, it is truly an intermezzo. Heine gives ...

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