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By Bernd Fischer

ISBN-10: 1571131779

ISBN-13: 9781571131775

For over a hundred and fifty years, Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) has been the most broadly learn and played German authors. His prestige within the literary canon is firmly confirmed, yet he has regularly been certainly one of Germany's such a lot contentiously mentioned authors. Today's serious debate on his targeted prose narratives and dramas is as heated as ever. Many critics regard Kleist as a lone presager of the aesthetics and philosophies of overdue 19th- and early twentieth-century modernism. but there may be absolute confidence that he responds in his works and letters to the philosophical, aesthetic, and political debates of his time. over the last thirty years, the scholarship on Kleist's paintings and lifestyles has departed from the existentialist wave of the Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties and spread out new avenues for coming to phrases together with his strange expertise. the current quantity brings jointly crucial and cutting edge of those more moderen scholarly techniques: the essays comprise seriously educated, up to date interpretations of Kleist's most-discussed tales and dramas. different contributions learn Kleist's literary capacity and types and their theoretical underpinnings. They contain articles on Kleist's narrative and theatrical process, poetic and aesthetic thought, philosophical and political idea, and insights from new biographical learn. individuals: Jeffrey L. Sammons, Jost Hermand, Anthony Stephens, Bianca Theisen, Hinrich C. Seeba, Bernhard Greiner, Helmut J. Schneider, Tim Mehigan, Susanne Zantop, Hilda M. Brown, and Seán Allan. Bernd Fischer is Professor of German and Head of the dept of German at Ohio country collage.

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