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Heinrich von Kleist

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1777–1811)

German poet, dramatist, essayist, and writer of novellas. Born into a military family, he served in the Revolutionary Wars. He resigned his commission in 1799 and...

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Heinrich von Kleist

Hilda Meldrum Brown.

June 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Literature. 420 pages.

This book presents an integrated approach to the literary and non-literary writings of the major German author, Heinrich von Kleist. Analysis of Kleist's early letters, in particular,...

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The Scepticism of Heinrich von Kleist

Tim Mehigan.

in The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism

January 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century). 8999 words.

This chapter presents a philosophical reading of the writer Heinrich von Kleist (1788–1811) and his oeuvre. Kleist’s connections with the movement of Romanticism only become properly...

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Heinrich von Kleist's Notions of Happiness: Texts and Contexts

Alan Corkhill.

in Forum for Modern Language Studies

July 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Literature. 10297 words.

The study charts and evaluates Heinrich von Kleist's changing attitude to happiness (Glück) during the author's short lifetime and situates this thinking in the intellectual discourses of...

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The Last Maniacal Folly of Heinrich Von Kleist (A FICTION)

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe.

in Crimes of Art + Terror

October 2003; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5314 words.

On the afternoon of November 21, 1811, the writer Heinrich von Kleist was the perpetrator of a murder and the victim of a suicide. This double deed was his greatest crime and most infamous...

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Heinrich von Kleist

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1777–1811)

German poet, dramatist, essayist, and writer of novellas. Born into a military family, he served in the Revolutionary Wars. He resigned his commission in 1799 and...

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Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 202 words.

Man hat viel beissend abgefasste Schriften,

Die, dass ein Gott sei, nicht gestehen wollen;

Jedoch den Teufel hat, soviel ich

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Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. 203 words.

Man hat viel beissend abgefasste Schriften,

Die, dass ein Gott sei, nicht gestehen wollen;

Jedoch den Teufel hat, soviel ich

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Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 203 words.

Man hat viel beissend abgefasste Schriften,

Die, dass ein Gott sei, nicht gestehen wollen;

Jedoch den Teufel hat, soviel ich

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Kleist, (Bernd) Heinrich (Wilhelm) von

Peter Branscombe.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music of the Classical Period. 379 words.

(b Frankfurt an der Oder, Oct 18, 1777; d Wannsee, nr Potsdam, Nov 21, 1811). German writer. He was the great-nephew of the poet Ewald Christian von Kleist. Orphaned at an early age, he...

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Kleist, (Bernd) Heinrich (Wilhelm) von (opera)

Peter Branscombe.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 262 words.

(b Frankfurt an der Oder, Oct 18, 1777; d Wannsee, nr Potsdam, Nov 21, 1811). German writer. He was the great-nephew of the poet Ewald Christian von Kleist. Orphaned at an early age,...

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Kleist, Heinrich von (1777–1811)

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 109 words.

German poet, dramatist, essayist, and writer of novellas. Unrecognized in his lifetime, Kleist is best known in Britain for his dramas ...

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Kleist, Heinrich von (1777–1811)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 219 words.

Born into a military family, he served in the Revolutionary Wars. He resigned his commission in 1799 and studied science, mathematics, and philosophy at Frankfurt an der Oder in preparation...

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Kleist, Heinrich von (1777–1811)

Edited by Henry Garland and Mary Garland.

in The Oxford Companion to German Literature

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 1310 words.

(Frankfurt/Oder, 1777–1811, Wannsee nr. Berlin),

came of an ancient military family, and was a distant relative of Ewald von

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Kleist, Heinrich von (1777–1811)

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 237 words.

(1777–1811)

German writer. In Paris in 1803 he tried to join the French army to fight against

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Kleist, Heinrich von (1777–1811)

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 399 words.

(1777–1811)

German writer of plays, novellas, and essays, the finest tragedian of the romantic period (see romanticism

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Kleist, (Bernd Wilhelm) Heinrich Von (1777–1811)

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 351 words.

(1777–1811),

German dramatist, born into a Prussian military family, who was himself in the army and saw active

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The Imaginary Letters of Heinrich Von Kleist to the Poet Hölderlin

J.D. McAuliffe.

in Literary Imagination

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature. 0 words.

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Zenge, Wilhelmine von

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 19th-Century Art. 15 words.

German, 19th century, female.

Painter.

Wilhelmine von Zenge executed a portrait of Heinrich von Kleist.

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Penthesilea

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Opera in one act by Schoeck to his own libretto after the tragedy by Heinrich von Kleist (Dresden, 1927).

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Prinz von Homburg, Der

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 35 words.

(‘The Prince of Homburg’). Opera in three acts by Henze to a libretto by Ingeborg Bachmann after Heinrich von Kleist's...

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