A Companion to the Works of Heinrich von Kleist (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)

A Companion to the Works of Heinrich von Kleist (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)


For over one hundred fifty years, Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) has been probably the most broadly learn and played German authors. His prestige within the literary canon is firmly confirmed, yet he has consistently been one among Germany's so much contentiously mentioned authors. contemporary severe debate on his exact 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 will be absolute confidence that he responds in his works and letters to the philosophical, aesthetic, and political debates of his time. over the past thirty years, the scholarship on Kleist's paintings and lifestyles has departed from the existentialist wave of the Fifties and early Sixties and spread out new avenues for coming to phrases together with his strange expertise. the current quantity brings jointly an important and cutting edge of those more recent scholarly ways: the essays contain seriously proficient, updated interpretations of Kleist's most-discussed tales and dramas. different contributions learn Kleist's literary capability and types and their theoretical underpinnings. They contain articles on Kleist's narrative and theatrical process, poetic and aesthetic idea, philosophical and political proposal, and insights from new biographical examine. members: 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 dep. of German at Ohio country collage.

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