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Kleist(klīst), Heinrich von 1777-1811.
German writer whose novellas and dramas, including The Broken Jug (first performed in 1808), concern characters torn between reason and emotion and between heroism and cowardice.
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(Biography) (Bernd) Heinrich (Wilhelm) von (ˈhainrɪç fɔn). 1777–1811, German dramatist, poet, and short-story writer. His plays include The Broken Pitcher (1808), Penthesilea (1808), and The Prince of Homburg (published 1821)
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(Bernd) Heinrich (Wilhelm) von, 1777–1811, German poet, playwright, and story writer.
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