Poems of Heinrich Heine (The Heritage Press)


Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1957. The Heritage Press. Beautifully Illustrated throughout. Sandglass pamphlet included.

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Introduction by Louis Untermeyer. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel.
Translated by Louis Untermeyer

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (born Harry Heine; 13 December 1797 - 17 February 1856) was a German poet, writer 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, Franz Schubert, and Lola Carrier Worrell. Heine's later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. He is considered part of the Young Germany movement. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities-which, however, only added to his fame. He spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.

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