Rolf Hosfeld: Heinrich Heine. Siedler Verlag (Hardcover, Biographies)

Heinrich Heine

The invention of the European intellectual. Biography

Original Title: Heinrich Heine

Hardcover with jacket, 512 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-88680-999-8
€ 24.99 [D] | € 25.70 [A] | CHF 34.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: September 1, 2014
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Rolf  Hosfeld - Heinrich Heine


A highly topical new interpretation of a world-famous poet

He called himself an "escaped Romantic", developed an almost absolute ear for the dissonances of his time and at the same time loosened the corsets of the German language – Heinrich Heine was the first to overcome the gap between poetry and life. Moreover, he was also the first truly European intellectual. And as such he has, as Rolf Hosfeld shows here, in a surprising way become a contemporary of today's readers.

Rolf Hosfeld, successful biographer and one of the best experts on Heinrich Heine, lays out here why, with his remarkable life and writings, Heine left his stamp on cultural life as the first of the type "European intellectual".

"Hosfeld succeeds in bringing together Heine’s facets and creating a convincing portrait."

NZZ am Sonntag


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