Heinrich von Kleist

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Noun1.Heinrich von Kleist - German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
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In his story "On the Marionette Theatre" (1810), the German writer Heinrich von Kleist claimed that having a soul was a precondition of natural movement.
She discusses Sigmund Freud's theory of trauma in Beyond the Pleasure Principle and Moses and Monotheism; the concept of reference and the figure of the falling body in Paul de Man, Heinrich von Kleist, and Immanuel Kant; the narratives of personal catastrophe in Marguerite Duras and Alain Resnais' Hiroshima mon amour; and Jacques Lacan's rethinking of trauma in his interpretation of Freud's texts.
Among them was the eminent playwright Heinrich von Kleist. All breathed the air of the German Enlightenment (especially the work of Kant), early Romanticism, and nationalism.
John Banville's decision to adapt Heinrich von Kleist's plays, Der zerbrochne Krug (1811), Amphitryon (1807), and Penthesilea (1808), as The Broken Jug (1994), God's Gift (2000), and Love in the Wars (2005), respectively, was perhaps partly inevitable, given the recurring presence of the German playwright's work in his fiction and, more generally, the centrality of overt intertextual gestures in his work.
Heinrich von Kleist: Artistic and Political Legacies
Our sample, made up of 3x3x3 poets (Irina Andone, Dimitrie Anghel, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, John Berryman, Paul Celan, Thomas Chatterton, Hart Crane, John Davidson, Sergey Esenin, Benjamin Fondane, Randall Jarrell, Heinrich von Kleist, Vachel Lindsay, Gherasim Luca, Lucan, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Gerard de Nerval, Cesare Pavese, Sylvia Plath, Sappho, Daniil Scavinski, Anne Sexton, Ion Stratan, Sara Teasdale, Georg Trakl, Marina Tsvetayeva, George Vasilievici) is sad testimony to such a deadlock but, as an excuse for the Poet, we will take the liberty to paraphrase La Rochefoucauld and say that Poets are not those which have "more virtue" and more of sanity than common souls, but "only those which have greater designs."
A portrait of Heinrich von Kleist from 1939 opens the Pandora's box of nightmarish pre-psychedelic colors that characterize Masson's work following this period.
Written in 1811 by Heinrich von Kleist, Michael Kohlhaas has many charms that make it a thoroughly attractive read for contemporary audiences.