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Huff, Steven R.

Works: 5 works in 20 publications in 3 languages and 423 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Steven R Huff
Heinrich von Kleist's poetics of passivity by Steven R Huff( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Controversial during his lifetime as well as among today's scholars and critics, the German dramatist and writer of novellas Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) remains an enigma. Was he a Romantic or a Classic? A conservative or a liberal? What is his status in the literary canon? Because of their enigmatic qualities, Kleist's writings have attracted the attention of critics and theorists from well beyond the narrow confines of German literary studies: comparatists, historians, philosophers, legal scholars, and even musicologists and dance historians. And outside academia his writings are as popular as ever." "This book scrutinizes for the first time a key element in Kleist's thought and poetic process: his obsession with the problem of passivity. Scholars have long been attracted to the dynamic, larger-than-life characters in Kleist's fiction and drama, overlooking the fact that Kleist's works often turn on moments of stasis, as these same protagonists are suddenly and sometimes brutally rendered passive. Through a careful, historically grounded, and original investigation incorporating extensive primary research in late-Enlightenment natural philosophy and eighteenth-century medical practices, the study sheds light on these nodal points in Kleist's work, contending that these structures of passivity are so pervasive and so systematic in his work that they can justifiably and profitably be viewed as constituting a kind of poetics."--Jacket
"Es ist seit Rahel uns erlaubt, Gedanken zu haben" : essays in honor of Heidi Thomann Tewarson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starres Leben : the problem of passivity in the works of Heinrich von Kleist by Steven R Huff( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Hartwich's Globus fortunae : a drama manuscript in the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel by Steven R Huff( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The pre-kindergarten assessment : a predictor for success of early and late starters by Steven R Huff( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Heinrich von Kleist's poetics of passivity