Twaddling in the extreme'.
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I began the second Book of the Iliad in Greek this morning'. But in time even literature palls.
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They are very jolly. Und Alles schaut so gramlich trube, So krausvervirrt und morsch und kalt. Main Page Heinrich Heine's life told in his own words. Heinrich Heine's life told in his own words.
Ice Shirt. The Physics of Waves. Guide to the I Ching. What Did You Eat Yesterday? Heine was delighted by such attention but was alienated by the political conservatism of the university administration and by the anti-Semitism he encountered. Conditions there were even less appealing; his inevitable opposition to them soon led to his suspension, and he moved on to the University of Berlin. He attended the lectures of G. Hegel, and literary sponsors helped him to publish Gedichte Poems in These poems followed romantic conventions but were also marked by a novel use of language and imagery. Lyrisches Intermezzo and the lyric cycle Heimkehr ; Homecoming show improved command of lyric form and frequently project the simplicity and directness of the folk song and the folk ballad.
The dominant theme remains his unhappy love for Amalie and then, in the latter work, for Therese.
Upon Christian baptism a necessary step for Jews who would handle Christian legal clients he took the name Heinrich and received his law degree in July A journey on foot through the Harz Mountains and a vacation on the North Sea coast inspired the first volume of Heine's Reisebilder ; Travel Pictures , containing the Heimkehrcycle, Die Nordsee lyrics which introduced sea themes into German literature and which are frequently considered Heine's finest achievement in the form , and Die Harzreise, an account of the Harz journey after the manner of the 18th-century English novelist Laurence Sterne.
The freedom of form, which combined prose and poetry and was marked by many fanciful and philosophical digressions, proved congenial to the poet and popular with the public.
Heine produced three further volumes in this vein, mirroring his reactions to subsequent travels and experiences in Germany, England , and Italy In Heine gathered together his best lyrics, publishing them as Buch der Lieder Book of Songs , a collection that enjoyed immense popularity. No previous work had revealed so clearly his lyric range and versatility, wit, and unique mixture of sentiment and satire. The singing quality of his verse appealed to a number of 19th-century composers, including Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, and Robert Schumann; many poems were given musical settings and remain staples of the concert stage.
"Die Lorelei" by German Poet Heinrich Heine
Between and Heine sought in vain for a secure position. His attempt at political journalism in Munich failed in a few months; by attempting to avoid censurable writing, he succeeded only in stifling his unique gifts. Thereafter the prospects for a university professorship dissolved in the face of conservative opposition and intrigue, and by he was delighted to be able to emigrate to Paris, hoping for a more congenial atmosphere in the wake of the July Revolution of Heine's "romantic" period was now virtually at an end, and he determined to devote his energies henceforth to the "realistic" demands of the times.
His announced purpose as self-appointed German cultural ambassador was to interpret German thought to the French.
The essays in De l'Allemagne exhibit his own free-wheeling analysis of current German religious, philosophical, and literary theory. In these essays Heine advocated a species of pantheism influenced by Saint-Simonianism.
He urged the reestablishment of the fundamental German values that he professed to find in German folklore and the political realization of the revolutionary potential of contemporary German philosophy. In discussing German romanticism, Heine found its otherworldly "spiritualism" exaggerated and outmoded, and he advocated a renewed recognition of sensualistic claims and the joys of the here and now.
His last major blow against an outmoded romanticism, including its tendentious and patriotic wing, was delivered in in the delightful mock epic poem Atta Troll.