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For over one hundred fifty years, Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) has been probably the most greatly learn and played German authors. His prestige within the literary canon is firmly validated, yet he has consistently been considered one of Germany's so much contentiously mentioned authors. state-of-the-art serious debate on his distinctive prose narratives and dramas is as heated as ever. Many critics regard Kleist as a lone presager of the aesthetics and philosophies of past due 19th- and early twentieth-century modernism. but there may be no doubt that he responds in his works and letters to the philosophical, aesthetic, and political debates of his time. over the last thirty years, the scholarship on Kleist's paintings and existence has departed from the existentialist wave of the Fifties and early Sixties and spread out new avenues for coming to phrases along with his strange expertise. the current quantity brings jointly an important and cutting edge of those more moderen scholarly techniques: the essays comprise seriously proficient, up to date interpretations of Kleist's most-discussed tales and dramas. different contributions research Kleist's literary skill and types and their theoretical underpinnings. They contain articles on Kleist's narrative and theatrical method, poetic and aesthetic thought, philosophical and political notion, and insights from new biographical study. members: Jeffrey L. Sammons, Jost Hermand, Anthony Stephens, Bianca Theisen, Hinrich C. Seeba, Bernhard Greiner, Helmut J. Schneider, Tim Mehigan, Susanne Zantop, Hilda M. Brown, and Seán Allan. Bernd Fischer is Professor of German and Head of the dep. of German at Ohio kingdom collage.

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Vol. 1. four: Amphitryon. Ed. Reuss and Peter Staengle. Basel: Stroemfeld/Roter Stern, 1991, 3–26. Ribbat, Ernst. “Neue Kleist-Forschungen. Ein Zwischenbericht zu einigen Neuerscheinungen 1983–1984. ” Zeitschrift für Deutsche Philologie a hundred and five (1986): 283–92. Ryan, Lawrence. “Amphitryon: doch ein Lustspielstoff! ” In Kleist und Frankreich. Ed. Walter Müller-Seidel. Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 1969, 83–121. Sammons, Jeffrey L. The Nachtwachen von Bonaventura:A Structural Interpretation. The Hague: Mouton, 1965. Schulze, Leonard G. “Alkmene’s Ominous Ach! On Bastards, appealing Souls, and the Spirit in Heinrich von Kleist. ” reviews in Romanticism 19 (1980): 249–66. Sembdner, Helmut. In Sachen Kleist: Beiträge zur Forschung. Munich: Hanser, 1974. Sembdner, Helmut, ed. Heinrich von Kleist: Dichter über ihre Dichtungen. Munich: Heimeran, 1969. AMPHITRYON and the way KLEIST’S TEXTS learn INTERPRETERS E forty-one ———. Heinrich von Kleists Lebensspuren: Dokumente und Berichte der Zeitgenossen. Frankfurt a. M. : Insel, 1984. Sieck, Albrecht. Kleists Penthesilea: Versuch einer neuen Interpretation. Bonn: Bouvier, 1971. Silz, Walter. Heinrich von Kleist: stories in His Works and Literary personality. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1961. Stephens, Anthony. Heinrich von Kleist: The Dramas and tales. Oxford: Berg, 1994. Swales, Erika. “Configurations of Irony: Kleist’s Prinz Friedrich von Homburg. ” Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fifty six (1982): 407–30. Szondi, Peter. “Fünfmal Amphitryon: Plautus, Molière, Kleist, Giraudoux, Kaiser. ” In his Lektüren und Lektionen. Versuche über Literatur, Literaturtheorie und Literatursoziologie. Frankfurt a. M. : Suhrkamp, 1973, 153–84. Theisen, Bianca. Bogenschluß: Kleists Formalisierung des Lesens. Freiburg: Rombach, 1996. Vohland, Ulrich. Bürgerliche Emanzipation in Heinrich von Kleists Dramen und theoretischen Schriften. Bern: Herbert Lang / Frankfurt a. M. : Peter Lang, 1976. Webber, Andrew J. The “Doppelgänger”: Double Visions in German Literature. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. Wegener, Karl-Heinz. “Amphitryon” im Spiegel der Kleistliteratur. Frankfurt a. M. : Peter Lang, 1979. Wellbery, David E. , ed. Positionen der Literaturwissenschaft: Acht Modellanalysen am Beispiel von Kleists Das Erdbeben in Chili. Munich: Beck, 1985. Wickert, Gabriele M. Das verlorene heroische Zeitalter: Held und Volk in Heinrich von Kleists Dramen. Bern: Peter Lang, 1983. Wilson, Jean. The problem of Belatedness: Goethe, Kleist, Hofmannsthal. Lanham, MD: UP of the United States, 1991. Wittkowski, Wolfgang. “Der neue Prometheus: Kleists Amphitryon zwischen Molière und Giraudoux. ” In Kleist und Frankreich. Ed. Walter Müller-Seidel. Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 1969, 27–82. ———. “Die Verschleierung der Wahrheit in und über Kleists Amphitryon: Zur dialektischen Aufhebung eines Lustspiels oder über den neuen mystischen Amphitryon und dergleichen Zeichen der Zeit. ” In Wahrheit und Sprache: Festschrift für Bert Nagel zum sixty five. Geburtstag am 27. August 1972. Ed. Wilm Peters et al. Göppingen: Kümmerle, 1972, 151–70. Zeyringer, Klaus. “‘Wo kömmt der Witz mir her? ’ Eine ‘Lustspielfigur par excellence.

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