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Kleist, Heinrich von 1777-1811

Works: 7,519 works in 21,504 publications in 33 languages and 157,155 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Coming-of-age drama  Verse drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Historical drama  Domestic drama  Biographical drama  Tragedies (Drama) 
Subject Headings: Authors, German 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Translator, Composer, Adapter, ala, wpr, Performer
Classifications: PT2378, 832.6
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Most widely held works about Heinrich von Kleist
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Most widely held works by Heinrich von Kleist
Prince Friedrich of Homburg : a drama by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

459 editions published between 1822 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 3,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play based upon the historical Prince Friedrich II of Homburg. A hero of the Battle of Fehrbellin during the Prusso-Swedish Wars, Friedrich is nonetheless sentenced to death for disobeying orders. The play follows him as, faced with death, his mood shifts from horror to exultation, with him ultimately accepting the rule and control of the state which has condemned him
Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

732 editions published between 1844 and 2021 in 25 languages and held by 2,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Kohlhaas has been wronged. First his finest horses were unfairly confiscated and mistreated. And things keep going worse-his servants have been beaten, his wife killed, and the lawsuits he pursues are stymied-but Kohlhaas, determined to find justice at all costs, tirelessly persists. Standing up against the bureaucratic machine of the empire, Kohlhaas becomes an indomitable figure that you can't help rooting for from start to finish. Knotty, darkly comical, magnificent in its weirdness, and one of the greatest and most influential tales in German literature, this short novel, first published in German in 1810, is now available in award-winning Michael Hofmann's sparkling new English translation"--
Penthesilea : a tragic drama by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

351 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate drama of Achilles and Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons
The broken jug by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

522 editions published between 1192 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une comédie autour du juge Adam et de la jeune Eve. Déjà fiancé à Eve, Adam est surpris dans sa chambre et s'échappe en cassant une cruche. La mère d'Eve porte plainte devant le juge Adam qui doit donc instruire son propre procès
Sämtliche Werke und Briefe by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

155 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amphitryon; a comedy by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

200 editions published between 1807 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amfitryon [1807] av Heinrich von Kleist. Heinrich von Kleist är en av världslitteraturens främsta dramatiker. Jämförelser kan göras bakåt, med Shakespeare eller så långt som till antikens tragöder och komediförfattare. Men lika gärna också framåt, över hundra år, till modernismens gränsutmaningar. Penthesilea, Prinsen av Homburg, Amfitryon och Den sönderslagna krukan är Kleists dramatiska mästerverk, alla fullbordade mellan 1807 och 1810. De två förstnämnda kallas tragedier, de sistnämnda komedier, ändå går det inte att slutgiltigt kategorisera dem. Kleists tragedier slutar med katastrof, men rymmer ett gåtfullt element av hänförelse och njutning. Hans lustspel uppvisar på muntraste humör en mörk bild av manipulationens och lögnens makt. Kleists dramer handlar om att trotsa världen när all visshet går förlorad och avgrunden öppnar sig. Deras skönhet är smärtsam och bländande. I översättning av Horace Engdahl. Heinrich von Kleist [1777-1811] var en tysk dramatiker, novellist, poet och publicist. Horace Engdahl är författare, litteraturhistoriker, kritiker och medlem av Svenska Akademien sedan 1997. [Elib]
The Marquise of O- by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

258 editions published between 1903 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young Marquise, caught in mortal danger in the midst of a furious battle, falls into a deep swoon. She comes round moments later, however, safe within her castle and apparently unharmed, and is able to resume her life in gratitude and complacency. So when, weeks later, she is alarmed by strange periods of faintness and indisposition, the solution that suggests itself seems entirely irrational. How could the widowed young Marquise be pregnant? And what will her parents say?" "Imbued with subtle comic moments and lashed by the passionate outbursts of anger and love experienced by characters caught in a bizarre and unpredictable chain of events, The Marquise of O- is a truly Kleistian twist on the long tradition of sexual drama. Its companion pieces, The Earthquake in Chile and The Foundling, are darker and more uncompromising in flavour, demonstrating, in their flashes of horror and injustice, the full range of Kleist's art."--Jacket
Erzählungen by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

216 editions published between 1810 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trascurato dai suoi contemporanei, Kleist è considerato da tempo una delle più originali personalità dell'epoca romantica, che da un lato egli rappresenta tipicamente e dall'altro contraddice e supera. Nei suoi personaggi si scatenano le stesse potenze irrazionali che agitarono ed esaltarono la sua esistenza. In una prosa altamente drammatica, quasi scolpita in un rilievo bronzeo, Kleist dà vita a personaggi e situazioni impregnati di patologica sofferenza, di titanica ribellione, di lotta contro un destino sentito e vissuto come assurdo
Über das Marionettentheater : Aufsätze und Anekdoten by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

200 editions published between 1920 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit "Über das Marionettentheater" veröffentlichen wir den zweiten bekannteren Aufsatz aus den ästhetischen und philosophischen Schriften Kleists. Ebenso unterhaltsam wie tiefsinnig gibt Kleist den Dialog des Ich-Erzählers mit einem bekannten Tänzer seiner Zeit wieder, dessen Bewunderung für das Marionettentheater ihn zunächst sehr verwundert. Die folgenden Betrachtungen über Natürlichkeit und Künstlichkeit, Geziertheit und Unschuld in der Kunst bleiben auch heute lesens- und hörenswert. Auch wenn wir heute vielleicht von Echtheit und Unechtheit sprechen würden, Kleists Überlegungen verführen auch heute noch zum mit- und nachdenken
The broken pitcher : a comedy in one act by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broken Jug mocks the failings of human nature and the judicial system in a forgiving way. It is similar to Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus Rex (c. 429 BCE), in that in both plays the judge is guilty, but different insofar as Adam knows from the start who is guilty, as does the audience, and is trying his hardest to conceal the truth. The play follows the story of "Adam" and "Eve". Adam is covered in various injuries and talking with his secretary Licht. The jug is not mentioned in these first five scenes although the audience is made aware that Adam is a highly suspicious character. The trial lasting from scene seven through to scene eleven, shows the characters on stage trying to piece together the events which led to the breaking of the jug. At the end of scene eleven Eve states that Adam broke the jug and Adam escapes in the confusion
Das Erdbeben in Chili by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

133 editions published between 1853 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich von Kleist, geboren am 18.10.1777 in Frankfurt/Oder. Kleist nahm am Rheinfeldzug (1796) teil, wurde Leutnant und schied 1799 freiwillig aus dem Dienst aus. Dann studierte er Philosophie, Physik, Mathematik und Staatswissenschaft in Frankfurt/O. Zwischen 1802 und 1803 lebte er in Weimar bei Wieland, wo er auch Goethe und Schiller kennenlernte. 1810 gab er mit A. Müller die "Berliner Abendblätter" heraus, die schon kurz darauf wegen Zensurschwierigkeiten eingestellt werden mußten. Ohne literarischen Erfolg, an menschlichen Bindungen zweifelnd und über die politische Lage verzweifelt, nahm er sich gemeinsam mit der unheilbar kranken Henriette Vogel am Wannsee das Leben. Kleist starb am 21.11.1811
The broken jug; a comedy by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

11 editions published between 1062 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First produced: Weimar, March 2, 1808
The Kleist variations : three plays by Eric Bentley( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These plays by Eric Bentley - Concord, The Fall of the Amazons, and Wannsee - are variations on plays by Heinrich von Kleist. Concord, which depicts discord in Concord, Massachusetts, around the year 1800, is a variation on The Broken Jug. The Fall of the Amazons, in which the Greek hero Achilles is slain by an Amazon queen, is a variation on the play Penthesilea. Kleist rejected the older version of the story in which Achilles killed her. Kleist's version receives another twist from Bentley. Wannsee, the third play in The Kleist Variations (and also the lake on whose shores Kleist committed suicide), is a variation of Cathy of Heilbronn
The duel by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

63 editions published between 1923 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No amount of wisdom could possible make sense of the mysterious verdict which God intended through this duel." One of the few novellas written by the master German playwright, The Duel was considered by Thomas Mann and others to be one of the great works of German literature. The story of a virtuous woman slandered by a nobleman, it is a precise study of a subject that fascinated von Kleist: that people are sometimes seemingly punished for their very innocence
Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud Des Pallières( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice
H.v. Kleists Werke by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

60 editions published between 1868 and 1930 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Verlobung in St. Domingo = Fiancailles à Saint-Domingue ; Der Findling =L'enfant trouvé by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

110 editions published between 1811 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vor dem Hintergrund des vielleicht einzigen erfolgreichen Sklavenaufstands der Weltgeschichte, der mit der Proklamation des "Erster Freier Negerstaat" durch General Dessalines am 1. Januar 1804 endet, spielt die Liebesgeschichte zwischen dem Schweizer Gustav und der Mestizin Toni. Es ist eine Liebesgeschichte voll Leidenschaft, Vorurteilen, Misstrauen und Vertrauen. Befremdet heute gelegentlich die Verwendung von Ausdrücken wie Neger, Mestize Bastard etc. in der Sprache Kleist, so aufgeklärt, aktuell und klug bleibt Kleists Betrachtung dieser unerfüllten Verlobung Gustavs und Tonis
La Petite Catherine de Heilbronn, ou, L'Epreuve du feu by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

114 editions published between 1808 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich von Kleist: Werke und Briefe in vier Bänden. Herausgegeben von Siegfried Streller in Zusammenarbeit mit Peter Goldammer und Wolfgang Barthel, Anita Golz, Rudolf Loch, Berlin und Weimar: Aufbau, 1978. Entstanden 1807/08, Teildruck in: Phöbus (Dresden) 1. Jg., 1808, 4., 5., 9. und 10. Stück; Erstdruck: Berlin (Reimer) 1810. Uraufführung am 17.3.1810 in Wien
Symphony 2 ; Kleist overture by Richard Wetz( )

3 editions published in 1999 and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich von Kleists gesammelte Schriften by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

57 editions published between 1826 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Prince Friedrich of Homburg : a drama
Michael KohlhaasPenthesilea : a tragic dramaThe broken jugThe Marquise of O-ErzählungenDas Erdbeben in ChiliThe Kleist variations : three playsThe duelLa Petite Catherine de Heilbronn, ou, L'Epreuve du feu
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