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Author Cook, Roger F., 1948-

Title A companion to the works of Heinrich Heine / edited by Roger F. Cook.

Published Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 373 pages).
Series Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The romantic poet: illusions lost and found: the experiential world of Heine's Buch der lieder / Michael Perraudin -- A walk on the wild side: Heine's eroticism / Paul Peters -- The riddle of love: romantic poetry and historical progress / Roger F. Cook -- Nightingales instead of owls: Heine's joyous philosophy / Willi Goetschel -- Eternal return or indiscernible progress? Heine's conception of history after 1848 / Gerhard Höhn -- Heinrich Heine and the discourse of mythology / Paul Reitter -- Troubled apostate: Heine's conversion and its consequences / Robert C. Holub -- Heine and Jewish culture: the poetics of appropriation / Jeffrey Grossman -- Mathilde's interruption: archetypes of modernity in Heine's later poetry / Anthony Phelan -- Late thoughts: reconsiderations from the "matratzengruft" / Joseph A. Kruse -- Heine and Weimar / George F. Peters.
Summary As the most prominent German-Jewish Romantic writer, Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) became a focal point for much of the tension generated by the Jewish assimilation to German culture in a time marked bya growing emphasis on the shared ancestry of the German <I>Volk.</I> As both an ingenious composer of Romantic verse and the originator of modernist German prose, he defied nationalist-Romantic concepts of creative genius that grounded German greatness in an idealist tradition of <I>Dichter und Denker.</I> And as a brash, often reckless champion of freedom and social justice, he challenged not only the reactionary ruling powers of Restoration Germany but also the incipient nationalist ideology that would have fateful consequences for the new Germany--consequences he often portended with a prophetic vision born of his own experience. Reaching to the heart of the G̀erman question,' the controversies surrounding Heine have been as intense since his death as they were in his own lifetime, often serving as an acid test for important questions of national and social consciousness. This new volume of essays by scholars from Germany, Britain, Canada, and the United States offers new critical insights on key recurring issues in his work: the symbiosis of German and Jewish culture; emerging nationalism among the European peoples; critical views of Romanticism and modern philosophy; Europeanculture on the threshold to modernity; irony, wit, and self-critique as requisite elements of a modern aesthetic; changing views on teleology and the dialectics of history; and final thoughts and reconsiderations from his last, prolonged years in a sickbed. Contributors: Michael Perraudin, Paul Peters, Roger F. Cook, Willi Goetschel, Gerhard Hoehn, Paul Reitter, Robert C. Holub, Jeffrey Grossman, Anthony Phelan, Joseph A. Kruse, and George F. Peters. <BR>Roger F. Cook is professor of German at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Other author Cook, Roger F., 1948-
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authors, German -- 19th century -- Biography.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781571136053 (electronic bk.)
1571136053 (electronic bk.)
1571132074 (alk. paper)