German poet Heinrich Heine was born in 1797
德国诗人海涅诞辰
   2006-12-13 10:46:26       CRIENGLISH.com

Thought for Today:

When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.
当书被烧光的时候,人类也将被烧光。

Today's Highlight in History:

1797: German poet of Jewish origin Heinrich Heine was born on December 13. He lived at a time of major social and political changes: the French Revolution (1789-99) and the Napoleonic wars deeply influenced thinking. He was famous for Book of Songs ,New Poems etc. His lyrics have inspired such composers as Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Schumann.
1797年12月13日,德国犹太诗人海涅诞生。他生活在社会和政治动荡的年代:法国大革命(1789-99)和拿破仑战争深深影响他的思想。他的著名作品有《歌集》和《新诗集》等。很多作曲家如门德尔松、舒伯特、舒曼都受到他的歌词启发,谱写了很多曲子。

1996:Founder of Chinese word drama Cao Yu died on Dcember 24 at the age of 86. He is famous for the four-act tragedy Thunderstorm witch is adapted for film and as a dance-drama. Other famous works include Sunrise, The Wilderness and Metamorphosis etc.
1996年12月24日,中国话剧奠基人曹禺逝世,享年86岁。他的四幕话剧《雷雨》最为著名,后来还被拍成电影和舞剧。其他的成功作品有《日出》、《原野》和《蜕变》等。



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