|Deutschland, a Winter's Tale (1844) [Novel]|
by Heinrich Heine
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(From the publisher):
Written four years before the 1848 Revolution, Heine's Deutschland can be enjoyed as a funny read. In this "verse travelogue" Heine comments on the homeland he sees again after years of exile. Bull's-eyeing a number of targets--bourgeois lethargy, rampant Prussianism, phoney medievalism, German idealist philosophy--Europe's wittiest poet delightfully introduces the reader to "Germany's current ferment"--and to the idea that the value system of the German middle class helped to maintain social injustice and political oppression.
Original title: Deutschland, ein Wintermärchen
Genre: Poetry→ Epic and Narrative Poetry
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire