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The Dramas

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Kleist's dramas, in which a more direct equivalence between letters and works can be found in traces of description that find their place, not surprisingly, within the ... More


The Erzählungen

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Kleist's complex, multivalent narrative fiction of the prose tales (Erzählungen). Many of these can be regarded as among the most difficult works to interpret in the German ... More


Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Hilda Meldrum Brown

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

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, illuminates the ... More


The Letters

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyzes Kleist's letters, especially the early ones. Not only can these often be read and enjoyed as self-contained literary pieces, but they also provide unique insights into Kleist's ... More


The Occasional Writings

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on letters designated as ‘fictitious’ and essays, both political and literary. To progress from here to the purely fictional anecdote will illustrate how, in Kleist's hands, a ... More


The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant

James Phillips

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755870
eISBN:
9780804768269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755870.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book asks how the literary works of the German writer Heinrich von Kleist might be considered a critique and elaboration of Kantian philosophy. In 1801, the 23-year-old Kleist, attributing his ... More


Cases of Double Trouble in Kleist

Andrew J. Webber

in The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159049
eISBN:
9780191673467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159049.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers in detail two works of Heinrich von Kleist, where he goes beyond the sorts of dualistic patterns of characterization and plot which feature throughout his writing to more fully ... More


Conclusion

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This concluding chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. Prinz Friedrich von Homburg is indubitably the culmination of Kleist's art, and it provides complete justification for ... More


Introduction

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in Heinrich von Kleist: The Ambiguity of Art and the Necessity of Form

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158950
eISBN:
9780191673436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158950.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of Heinrich von Kleist's life and works. It then lays out the purpose of the book, which is to examine Kleist's writings, focusing on the ... More


Penthesilea and the Law Before Oedipus

in The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755870
eISBN:
9780804768269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755870.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that Kantian Law is philosophically prior rather than an encryption of the Oedipus complex. Its priority is not the fictional priority of that which has abstracted from the ... More


A Universal Sublime

in The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755870
eISBN:
9780804768269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755870.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter analyzes Kleist's “Über das Marionettentheater” (“On the Puppet Theater”). It compares the text with Kant's “Analytic of the Sublime” and suggests that, in its confrontation with error ... More


Kohlhaas/Coalhouse: Race, Foreigners, and States of Exception

Michael Hanchard

in Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176247
eISBN:
9780199851003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176247.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter charts the space between micro- and macropolitics in literary form, though the comparison of a short story and a novel. Kohlhaas in Heinrich Von Kleist's short story is about a man who ... More


Revolution’s Chances

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a discussion of Kant, who led an almost abstract life of a confirmed bachelor. Heine links Kant's bachelorhood with his remote quarters, depicted as leading what we might ... More


Introduction

in The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755870
eISBN:
9780804768269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755870.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of two letters, both written in March 1801, that reflect the Kant crisis that generated such varied responses in the literature on Kleist. It ... More


Expression and Affect in Kleist, Beckett and Deleuze

Anthony Uhlmann

in Deleuze and Performance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635030
eISBN:
9780748652587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the concepts of expression and affect in the works of Heinrich von Kleist, Samuel Beckett, and Gilles Deleuze. It suggests that Kleist, Beckett, and Edward Gordon-Craig belong a ... More


“Inaccurate, as lady linguists often are”: Herodotus and Kleist on the Language of the Amazons

in The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the Histories of Herodotus and the tragedy Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist, focusing on how their representation of the misspeaking Amazon reveals how error can render all ... More


Conclusion

in The Equivocation of Reason: Kleist Reading Kant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755870
eISBN:
9780804768269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755870.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It analyzes Kleist's work and his interpretation of Kant. It argues that Kleist's turn to literature after the Kant ... More


Revolution and the Power of Living: Popular Sovereignty

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in Sovereignty and Its Other: Toward the Dejustification of Violence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251353
eISBN:
9780823252893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251353.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The fourth chapter shows how the earlier established definition of modern sovereignty – as the justification of the end of power through the means of violence – influences the development of the idea ... More


Prologue: Beyond Autonomy

Karol Berger

in Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The music-dramatic core of the book is framed by sections designed to place Wagner’s late works within the context of the political and ethical ideas of his time. The Prologue offers a genealogy of ... More


Coda

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

in Crimes of Art + Terror

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

To finish off this collection of dialogues, the reader may imagine a final dialogue between Heinrich von Kleist and Mohamed Atta, between the artist-suicide and the suicide pilot. And try to imagine ... More


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