"Come back and put me on your neck, misborn
Part of the Zeitgedichte collection written several years before the abortive 1848 revolution, the poem takes what appears to be a rare stance in Heine: a bald call to destroy what could translate associatively as a "misborn
monster" ("Missgeburt" can mean "abortion" or "monstrosity") (Gedichte 326).
Part two covers ways that conscience, original sin, the misborn
, women, technology, and Eden enter the novel.