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The stories of Heinrich von Kleist : fictions of security

Author: Seán Allan
Publisher: New York : Camden House, 2001.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The literary oeuvre of the controversial writer of dramas and novellas Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) continues to fascinate scholars of German literature even today, nearly two centuries after his death by suicide. Over the years, disagreements among Kleist scholars have been so extreme that some have suggested that his work subverts the very process of interpretation. Sean Allan challenges this view and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Heinrich von Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seán Allan
ISBN: 1571132279 9781571132277
OCLC Number: 45821119
Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The World of Heinrich von Kleist --
3. Michael Kohlhaas --
4. Der Zweikampf --
5. Das Erdbeben in Chili --
6. Die Verlobung in St. Domingo --
7. Der Findling --
8. Die Marquise von O... --
9. Die heilige Cäcilie oder die Gewalt der Musik --
10. Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: Seán Allan.

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The best English-language introduction to Kleist and his work since John Ellis's Heinrich von Kleist (1979).... CHOICE Allan's well-researched and perceptive analysis reacquaints us with a crucial Read more...

 
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