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Overview

A reprint of the J. M. Dent edition of 1997.

Aiming in his translation for "an English haunted and affected by the strangeness of the original," David Constantine offers a wealth of Heinrich von Kleist's key writings in this collection, the most ambitious of its kind.

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Overview

A reprint of the J. M. Dent edition of 1997.

Aiming in his translation for "an English haunted and affected by the strangeness of the original," David Constantine offers a wealth of Heinrich von Kleist's key writings in this collection, the most ambitious of its kind.

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Editorial Reviews

Iain Bamforth
"This book, containing all the stories and three key plays, provides a compelling view of a misfit genius. . . ."
The Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872207448
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology of Kleist's life and times
Plays
The broken jug 3
Amphitryon 66
The prince of Homburg 135
Stories
Michael Kohlhaas 209
The Marquise of O. 281
The Chilean earthquake 312
Betrothal in San Domingo 324
The beggar woman of Locarno 351
The foundling 354
Saint Cecilia 367
The duel 377
Anecdotes
Hospital incident 401
Anecdote (Capuchin and Swabian) 402
Anecdote (two English boxers) 402
A latter-day (and more fortunate) werther 402
Strange court case in England 403
Essays
On the gradual production of thoughts whilst speaking 405
Reflection : a paradox 410
The puppet theatre 411
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