Bibliography of Willa Cather's Reading

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Total Number of Entries in Reading Bibliography: 1056

    Heine, Heinrich

  1. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: "Die Lorelei"
    Date: 1823
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In The Song of the Lark, Harsanyi gives Thea "Die Lorelei" to sing.
    Note Source: The Song of the Lark Book II, Chap. 4


  2. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: "Katharina"
    Date: 1844
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In Lucy Gayheart, Clement Sebastian quotes a line from this poem after he parts from Lucy. It appears in Heine's Neue Gedichte.
    Note Source: Lucy Gayheart Book I, Chap. 18


  3. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: "Was will die einsame trane?"
    Date: 1827
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In My Mortal Enemy II, Myra Henshawe asks Nellie Birdseye to read to her from Heine, "Du alte, einsame Thrane."
    Note Source: My Mortal Enemy Part II, Chap. 3


  4. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: "Lyrisches Intermezzo"
    Date: 1822-23
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In My Mortal Enemy, Myra Henshawe is referring to this poem ("Lyrische Intermezzo," no. 62, beginning "Am Kreuzweg wird begraben") when she asks Nellie Birdseye to recite Heine's poetry about the "poor-sinner's flower." (See March 347) In The Song of the Lark, Thea Kronborg recites the text (Heine's "Lyrisches Intermezzo," no. 45, beginning "Im leuchtenden Sommermorgen"; the first word should actually be "Am" ). The German is followed by a parenthetical translation: "in the soft-shining summer morning...."
    Note Source: My Mortal Enemy Part II, Chap. 3; Song of the Lark Part I, Chap. 11


  5. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: "The Errand"
    Date: 1817-1821
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather quotes her own translation of the poem "The Errand" in a piece on the controversial statue of Heine in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
    Note Source: Courier 11/6/1897


  6. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: "The Three Holy Kings"
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather translated Heine's "The Three Holy Kings" for the Home Monthly.
    Note Source: World and the Parish 1:307


  7. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: Confessions
    Date: 1854
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1897 Courier article, Cather quotes from the "Confessions" in a piece on objections to a statue of Heine in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. In an 1898 Courier article, Cather quotes from the "Confessions" in a piece on the young runaway Adelaide Mould, daughter of the comic opera star Marion Manola. In "Double Birthday," Dr. Albert Engelhardt protests about Marguerite Thiesinger's illness with the line "God is a grimmer humorist than I. Nobody but God could have perpetrated anything so cruel." March (348) suggests that this alludes to a passage near the end of Heine's Confessions. In an 1896 Journal article, Cather quotes a passage in an essay on various stage adaptations of Scenes de la vie de Boheme by Henri Murger.
    Note Source: Courier 11/6/1897; Courier 2/19/1898; Uncle Valentine and Other Stories 53; Journal 4/5/1896


  8. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: Florentinische Nachte
    Date: 1837
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In "A Death in the Desert," Katherine Gaylord likens her talks with Everett Hilgarde to Heine's "Florentine Nights."
    Note Source: Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 212


  9. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: Gods in Exile
    Date: 1854
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather makes reference to Heine's Gods in Exile in a piece on the death of Verlaine.
    Note Source: Journal 2/2/1896


  10. Author: Heine, Heinrich
    Title: Reisebilder
    Date: 1820-21
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Claude Wheeler flips through a copy of Reisebilder.
    Note Source: One of Ours Book 5, Chap. 5