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ISBN-10: 1406806307

ISBN-13: 9781406806304

Edition: N/A

Authors: Heinrich Von Kleist

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List price: $9.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 88
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.21" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: German

The plays and stories of Heinrich von Kleist seem particularly modern, in that they show a world in which the individual can no longer rely on the institutions of society, the discoveries of science, or the revelations of religion. Instead, his characters can trust only in their intuition of some higher, though unknowable, providential purpose. At a time when the writers of German classicism counseled moderation and restraint, Kleist excelled in depicting elemental passions. He differed, however, from the writers of both Storm and Stress and romanticism in the austere character of his language and the almost clinical detachment of his narrative prose. Kleist was born into a distinguished…