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Canon and World Literature

Heinrich Heine and the World Literary Map

Redressing the Canon

Authors: Seyhan, Azade

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  • Provides a critical reassessment of Heine's poetically and culturally diverse work
  • Focuses on the key aspects of exile, belonging and censorship in Heine’s work
  • Argues for Heine's inclusion among the greats of World Literature
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This text provides a key reassessment of the German author Heinrich Heine’s literary status, arguing for his inclusion in the Canon of World Literature. It examines a cross section of Heine’s work in light of this debate, highlighting the elusive and ironic tenor of his many faceted prose works, from his philosophical and political satire to his reassessment of Romantic idealism in Germany and the unique self-reflexivity of his work. It notably focuses on the impact of exile, belonging, exclusion, and censorship in Heine’s work and analyzes his legacy in a world literary context, comparing his poetry and prose with those of major modern writers, such as Pablo Neruda, Nazım Hikmet, or Walter Benjamin, who have all been persecuted and exiled yet used their art as resistance against oppression and silencing.  At a time when a premium is placed on the value of world literatures and transnational writing, Heine emerges once again as a writer ahead of his time and of timeless appeal. 

About the authors

Azade Seyhan is the Fairbank Professor in the Humanities, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Affiliated Faculty in Middle East Studies at Bryn Mawr College, USA. She is the author of Writing Outside the Nation (2001) and Tales of Crossed Destinies: The Modern Turkish Novel in a Comparative Context  (2008). She has published and lectured extensively on German Idealism and Romanticism, critical theory, exile narratives, Turkish-German literature, and the theory of the novel.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3488-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heinrich Heine and the World Literary Map
Book Subtitle
Redressing the Canon
Authors
Series Title
Canon and World Literature
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3489-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3489-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3488-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 225
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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