Selected Writings

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Hackett Publishing, Jan 9, 2004 - Fiction - 442 pages
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A reprint of the J M Dent edition of 1997. Heinrich von Kleist was born and grew up in the Enlightenment and died in a suicide pact in 1811, aged only thirty-four. He left behind him literary works which are among the most disturbing and amusing of any produced in that revolutionary and romantic period.

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Heinrich von Kleist: Selected Writings

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When he died in 1811 at the age of 34, Kleist left behind a corpus of works that, while small in quantity, were and still are among the finest German texts. This volume includes the majority of Kleist ... Read full review

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I so hesitate in rating classic literature because obviously, this guy is still around for a reason. But I'm not a fan. However, the play, The Broken Jug is fun. It saves the collection. His subjects are fine, his plots intriguing, but I don't enjoy the execution. Read full review



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About the author (2004)

David Constantine is a Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford. His translation of Hans Magnus Enzensberger's Lighter than Air (Bloodaxe) won the Corneliu M. Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation in 2003.

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