Songs of Love and Grief

Songs of Love and Grief

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A translation of Heinrich Heine's love poems. This bilingual edition includes an introduction by Heine scholar Jeffrey L. Sammons. The author aims to capture the meaning of the original, but preserve the poems' rhyme schemes as well as their moods.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 131.06 x 197.1 x 11.68mm | 254.01g
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 0810113244
  • 9780810113244
  • 75,640

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Although many of Heine's poems are deceptively simple on the surface, the multiple allusions, word plays, and shifts and breaks in diction and tone make them almost untranslatable. Arndt not only renders the meaning of the originals, but preserves the poems' rhyme schemes as well as their moods and multiple cultural resonance.
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Table of contents

Early Lieder and ballards (1817-21); lyrical interlude (1822-23); homecomeing (1823-24).
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About Heinrich Heine

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 - 17 February 1856) 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 and irony. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities. Heine spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.
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