Contents: Analysis of Heine's complex reception of Goethe: his acquaintance with Goethe's work, programmatic pronouncements
on the man and his art, personal rivalry, and play with Goethean texts and models. First modern book-length study on the topic;
first attempt to differentiate levels of Heine's Goethe reception and thereby reconcile seeming contradictions in his thought.
Aimed at a non-specialized academic audience acquainted with German literature.