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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


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


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


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


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