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.
Table of Contents
1. 'In der Literatur wie im Leben hat jeder Sohn einen Vater': Heinrich Heine zwischen Bibel und Homer, Cervantes und Shakespeare (Joseph A. Kruse); 2. 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); 3. Heine and Shakespeare (Roger Paulin); 4. 'A World of Fine Fabling': Epic Traditions in Heine's Atta Troll (Ritchie Robertson); 5. Nachgetragene Ironie: Moritz Hartmann und Heinrich Heine (Hubert Lengauer); 6. Grillparzer und Heine (Hans Holler); 7. Judische Dichter-Bilder in Heines 'Jehuda ben Halevy' (Hartmut Steinecke); 8. Heine and the Lied (Peter Branscombe); 9. Heine and the Russian Poets from Lermontov to Blok (Alexander Stillmark); 10. Topical Poetry and Satirical Rhyme: Karl Kraus's Debt to Heine (Edward Timms); 11. Heines Korperteile: Zur Anatomie des Dichters (T. J. Reed); 12. Heine's Lazarus Poems (David Constantine); 13. The Tribe of Harry: Heine and Contemporary Poetry (Anthony Phelan).