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Comprehensive information about Heinrich Heine including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose is distinguished by its satirical wit and irony. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities. Heine spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.. German poet journalist essayist and literary critic This educational Heinrich Heine resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Experience is a good school. But the fees are high. Quote Right
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Quote Left Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. (Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen) Quote Right
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Quote Left Ordinarily he is insane. But he has lucid moments when he is only stupid. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid. Quote Right
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Quote Left The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle. Quote Right
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