By Bernd Fischer
For over one hundred fifty years, Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) has been essentially the most broadly learn and played German authors. His prestige within the literary canon is firmly tested, yet he has consistently been one in every of Germany's so much contentiously mentioned authors. Today's severe debate on his distinct prose narratives and dramas is as heated as ever. Many critics regard Kleist as a lone presager of the aesthetics and philosophies of past due 19th- and early twentieth-century modernism. but there will be no doubt 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 Nineteen Sixties and unfolded new avenues for coming to phrases together with his strange expertise. the current quantity brings jointly crucial and cutting edge of those more recent scholarly methods: the essays contain significantly educated, updated interpretations of Kleist's most-discussed tales and dramas. different contributions study Kleist's literary potential and kinds and their theoretical underpinnings. They comprise articles on Kleist's narrative and theatrical strategy, poetic and aesthetic thought, philosophical and political suggestion, and insights from new biographical examine. 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 dep. of German at Ohio kingdom collage.
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