Heine und die Weltliteratur

Edited by T. J. Reed and Alexander Stillmark

Legenda (General Series)


1 June 2000  •  240pp

ISBN: 1-900755-16-5 (paperback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85


The 1997 London Heine Conference brought together leading scholars and critics from Austria, Britain and Germany. The essays collected in this volume offer a broad canvas of Heine's themes and techniques, his debts and his influence, the ancient and modern connections of his work, its epic and lyrical forms, together with materials and comparisons drawn from English, German, Russian, Jewish and Islamic sources, and the musical settings of his poems. The collection complements recent scholarship, much of which has explored Heine's theoretical and other prose works, by paying close attention once more to the inexhaustible riches of his poetry.


  • ‘Heine was a great reader in the literary patrimony. Every study of his reading experience from youth to deathbed has expanded its dimensions... an admirable volume.’ — Jeffrey L. Sammons, Modern Language Review 97.1, 2002, 228-9 (full text online)
  • Vridhagiri Ganeshan, Germanistik 42.3-4, 2001, 737
  • ‘In a richly diverse range of approaches, a number of new readings of the poems are offered... demonstrates the arresting power of the poet.’ — unsigned notice, Forum for Modern Language Studies xxxix/1, 2003, 104
  • ‘The volume provides much that is both instructive and enjoyable to read. Joseph Kruse's elegant and learned opening piece provides a perfect keynote address... Ritchie Robertson (in an article that is destined to be recommended to thousands of students) throws fresh light on Atta Troll by examining the nature of mock epic as such as well as its relations to the epic traditions of antiquity and the Renaissance... David Constantine tackles the tricky subject of the Lazarus poems. It is easy to be moved by these, much harder to discuss them intelligently, but Constantine succeeds both in analysing the implications of the Lazarus motif and in making some thought-provoking remarks about poetry and horror. The volume concludes on a high note with a stylish piece by Anthony Phelan on Heine's heirs among contemporary poets.’ — David Pugh, Seminar XXXIX/4, 2003, 360-3


'In der Literatur wie im Leben hat jeder Sohn einen Vater': Heinrich Heine zwischen Bibel und Homer, Cervantes und Shakespeare
Joseph A. Kruse
From Battlefield to Paradise: A Reassessment of Heinrich Heine's Tragedy Almansor, its Sources, and their Significance for his Later Poetry and Thought
Nigel Reeves
Heine and Shakespeare
Roger Paulin
'A World of Fine Fabling': Epic Traditions in Heine's Atta Troll
Ritchie Robertson
Nachgetragene Ironie: Moritz Hartmann und Heinrich Heine
Hubert Lengauer
Grillparzer und Heine
Hans Höller
Jüdische Dichter-Bilder in Heines 'Jehuda ben Halevy'
Hartmut Steinecke
Heine and the Lied
Peter Branscombe
Heine and the Russian Poets from Lermontov to Blok
Alexander Stillmark
Topical Poetry and Satirical Rhyme: Karl Kraus's Debt to Heine
Edward Timms
Heines Körperteile: Zur Anatomie des Dichters
T. J. Reed
Heine's Lazarus Poems
David Constantine
The Tribe of Harry: Heine and Contemporary Poetry
Anthony Phelan

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Reed, T. J., and Alexander Stillmark (eds), Heine und die Weltliteratur (Cambridge: Legenda, 2000)

First footnote reference: 35 Heine und die Weltliteratur, ed. by T. J. Reed and Alexander Stillmark (Cambridge: Legenda, 2000), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Reed and Stillmark, p. 47.

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