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Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine

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Author: Heinrich Heine
Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,403 / 90 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.7
LoC Categories: PT, CT
Downloads: 860
Added to site: 2010.03.22 27091
Genres: Poetry, Biography

Heine had dared to enlist it in the service of airy phantasy, delicate humor and sparkling wit.

During the summer of 1830, while he was loitering at Helgoland, he was roused to feverish excitement by the news of the July Revolution. He inveighed against the nobility in a preface to a pamphlet, called _Kahldorf on the Nobility_, which largely increased the number of his powerful enemies. The literary censorship had long mutilated his prose writings, besides materially diminishing his legitimate income by prohibiting the sale of many of his works. He now began to fear that his personal liberty would be restricted as summarily as his literary activity; and in May, 1831, he took up his residence in Paris. He perfected himself in the French language, and by his brilliant essays on French art, German philosophy, and the Romantic School, soon acquired the reputation of one of the best prose writers of France, and the "wittiest Frenchman since Voltaire." He became deeply interested in the doctrine of St. Simo



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