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Subject: Re: History of Lorelei?
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: October 4, 2005 at 7:27:07 AM
Reply to: Re: History of Lorelei? by Chrisell
The tale of the Lorelei does predate Heine by at least a bit, since the first sure reference is in the work of the early 19th-century German poet Clemens Brentano. Experts seem to disagree on whether Brentano completely invented his story or whether he based it on a medieval tale.

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