«Maria Antoniette» di Heinrich Heine: una «Historie» dalla «Matrazengruft»

  • Erminio Morenghi Independent Researcher, Italy


This thematic and stylistic analysis of the poem Marie Antoinette by Heine, one of the His­torien taken from the famous Romanzero (1851), seeks to highlight the eeriness of the ancien régime personified by the ghosts of the queen and her ladies in the Tuileries palace after the revolutions of 1830 and 1848. The politically disappointed poet blames the aristocracy for being still bound to the Etiquette and for preventing the necessary social reforms proposed by the prince. For Heine, the light of reason should exorcise the wandering ghosts of a disturbing past.