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Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811)

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The Marquise of O and Other Stories (1956) — Forfatter — 825 eksemplarer
Michael Kohlhaas (1810) — Forfatter — 805 eksemplarer
The Broken Jug (1806) — Forfatter — 388 eksemplarer
The Prince of Homburg (1978) — Forfatter — 339 eksemplarer
The Marquise of O (1810) — Forfatter — 315 eksemplarer
Die Marquise Von O. / Das Erdbeben in Chili (German Edition) (1984) — Forfatter — 256 eksemplarer
Penthesilea (1808) — Forfatter — 216 eksemplarer
Novellen (1810) 101 eksemplarer
Essays on Dolls (Syren) (1956) — Forfatter — 94 eksemplarer
Amphitryon (1962) — Forfatter — 92 eksemplarer
Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (1810) — Forfatter — 90 eksemplarer
Sämtliche Werke und Briefe. (1961) 78 eksemplarer
The Duel (1810) 73 eksemplarer
Sämtliche Werke (1960) — Forfatter — 61 eksemplarer
Selected Writings (1997) 60 eksemplarer
Samlede fortællinger (1956) 47 eksemplarer
Die Hermannsschlacht (1903) — Forfatter — 47 eksemplarer
Six German Romantic Tales: by Kleist, Tieck, & Hoffmann (1985) — Forfatter — 39 eksemplarer
Sämtliche Erzählungen und Anekdoten (1997) — Forfatter — 35 eksemplarer
Sämtliche Erzählungen. (1984) — Forfatter — 33 eksemplarer
Verzameld proza (2009) 29 eksemplarer
Werke in einem Band (1982) 23 eksemplarer
Die Familie Schroffenstein (German Edition) (1992) — Forfatter — 20 eksemplarer
The Marquise of O [1976 film] (1985) — Forfatter; Original story — 16 eksemplarer
La marquise d'O-- (1993) — Forfatter — 16 eksemplarer
The Genius of the German Theater (1968) 15 eksemplarer
The Earthquake in Chile (1810) — Forfatter — 15 eksemplarer
Betrothal in Santo Domingo (1810) 13 eksemplarer
La marchesa di O...-Michael Kohlhaas (1810) — Forfatter — 13 eksemplarer
Robert Guiskard (2000) — Forfatter — 13 eksemplarer
Anecdotes (2021) 12 eksemplarer
Die Marquise von O... (1976) — Forfatter — 12 eksemplarer
Über die allmähliche Verfertigung der Gedanken beim Reden (2003) — Forfatter — 11 eksemplarer
Five Plays (1988) 11 eksemplarer
Théâtre complet (2001) 11 eksemplarer
Briefe (1964) 10 eksemplarer
Heinrich Von Kleist: Three Plays (Absolute Classics) (1890) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
The Beggar-Woman of Locarno (2011) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
Anecdotes et petits écrits (1964) 9 eksemplarer
Das Erdbeben in Chili / Die Verlobung in St. Domingo (1992) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
Gedichte, Dramen . Erster Teil (1964) 8 eksemplarer
Dramen dritter Teil 8 eksemplarer
Ausgewählte Werke (1806) 8 eksemplarer
Relatos completos (1900) 7 eksemplarer
Werke 2. Dramen 2 (1983) 7 eksemplarer
Opere (2011) 7 eksemplarer
Werke 1. Gedichte und Dramen 1 (2001) 6 eksemplarer
Ein Lesebuch für unsere Zeit : Kleist (1990) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
Anekdoten (1974) 6 eksemplarer
El desafío (1991) 5 eksemplarer
La Marquise d'O... - Le Duel (1992) 5 eksemplarer
O Duelo (2019) 4 eksemplarer
Werke : in 2 Bänden (1968) 4 eksemplarer
Berliner Abendblätter 4 eksemplarer
Los románticos alemanes — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Fortellinger (2012) 4 eksemplarer
Die Marquise von O. 2 CDs (1999) 4 eksemplarer
Der Findling 4 eksemplarer
Sämtliche Briefe (1999) 4 eksemplarer
I racconti 4 eksemplarer
Prosastücke (1962) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Erzählungen und Anekdoten (1963) 4 eksemplarer
Kirik Testi (2022) 3 eksemplarer
Michael Kohlhaas und andere Novellen (1940) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Racconti 3 eksemplarer
Dramen, Erzlungen, Anekdoten (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Dramen (2010) 3 eksemplarer
Contes (2016) 3 eksemplarer
Elbeszélések (1995) 3 eksemplarer
Werke in einem Band (1966) 2 eksemplarer
שלוש נובלות 2 eksemplarer
Dramer (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Il brigante galantuomo 2 eksemplarer
Samtliche Erzahlungen (1984) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Tri majstro-noveloj 2 eksemplarer
Werke und Briefe in vier Bänden (1978) 2 eksemplarer
Tutti i racconti (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Sämtliche Werke 2 eksemplarer
Lettere alla fidanzata (1985) 2 eksemplarer
Opere (1959) 1 eksemplar
Das grosse Abenteuer Buch (1976) 1 eksemplar
La Cruche cassée (1999) 1 eksemplar
Werke : in 1 Bd. 1 eksemplar
Jutustused (2007) 1 eksemplar
La marchesa di O… 1 eksemplar
4 νουβέλες 1 eksemplar
La marquise d'O-- 1 eksemplar
Werke in 3 Bänden 1 eksemplar
Heinrich von Kleist (2011) 1 eksemplar
Stories 1 eksemplar
Mikhael Kohlhaas 1 eksemplar
Michele Kohlhaas 1 eksemplar
Избранное. 1 eksemplar
Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (2007) 1 eksemplar
Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (2011) 1 eksemplar
Dramy. Novelly. 1 eksemplar
Epistolario (2010) 1 eksemplar
Briefe, Berichte 1 eksemplar
Aufsätze, Nachlese 1 eksemplar
Dramen I 1 eksemplar
Erzahlungen (2013) 1 eksemplar
Gedichte 1 eksemplar
Ausgewählte Kostbarkeiten. (1983) 1 eksemplar
La brocca rotta 1 eksemplar
Kleine Prosa 1 eksemplar
Jugendbriefe 1 eksemplar
Sämtliche Novellen 1 eksemplar
Geistererscheinung (2011) 1 eksemplar
Antologia 1 eksemplar
Werke (Franklin Bibliothek) (1984) 1 eksemplar
Sämtliche Werke und Briefe (1977) 1 eksemplar
Listy 1 eksemplar
Cuentos 1 eksemplar
Michael Kohlhaas u. anderes (1937) 1 eksemplar
Erzaehlubngen 1 eksemplar
I ‰racconti 1 eksemplar
Heinrich von Kleist 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Bidragyder — 289 eksemplarer
Deutsche Gedichte (1956) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver135 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
German Stories/Deutsche Erzählungen: A Bilingual Anthology (1984) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer
Great German Short Novels and Stories (1933) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
Great German Short Stories (1960) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
The Classic Theatre Volume II Five German Plays (1959) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
Dark Arrows: Great Stories of Revenge (1985) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Nineteenth Century German Tales (1959) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
The Triumph of Art for the Public: 1785-1848 (1979) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Five German Tragedies (1969) — Forfatter — 30 eksemplarer
Eight German Novellas (Oxford World's Classics) (1997) — Forfatter — 24 eksemplarer
German Romantic Stories (German Library) (1988) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Romantiques allemands, tome 1 (1963) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver20 eksemplarer
The Blue Flower : Best Stories of the Romanticists (1955) — Forfatter — 19 eksemplarer
Alverdens fortællere (1990) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver15 eksemplarer
Fragmentos para una teoría romántica del arte (1987) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Tyskland forteller : tyske noveller (1972) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Deutsche Novellen von Tieck bis Hauptmann — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Uit het leven van een nietsnut en andere verhalen — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Ten German Novellas — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Great Love Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2016) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Czarny Pająk - Opowieści Niesamowite Z Prozy Niemieckiej (1988) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek : Heinrich von Kleist : Michael Kohlhaas (2013) — Text, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer
Kleist-Jahrbuch 2020 (2020) — Featured Artist — 1 eksemplar
Kleist-Jahrbuch 2008/2009 (2009) — Featured Artist — 1 eksemplar
Kleist-Jahrbuch 1984 — Featured Artist — 1 eksemplar
Die Romantik in Deutschland — Featured Artist — 1 eksemplar
Deutsche Erzählungen (1957) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Am Borne deutscher Dichtung (1927) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Schatten dieser Erde - Romantische Lebensläufe (1988) — Featured Artist — 1 eksemplar

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Early Kafka, but (even) more comedic and severe (in the sense that these innumerable functionaries actually exist), though tarnished by a "magic Gypsy" subplot and the narrative imperfection which brings back those schwarz horses in our final scene.
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Joe.Olipo | 23 andre anmeldelser | Sep 19, 2023 |
I read this book for the first time about 10 years ago; I remember having liked it, but not much else about it. However, Heinrich von Kleist's "The Marquise of O and Other Stories" impressed me enough for me to hold onto my paperback copy. Now having read this collection for the second time, I found all of these stories to be engaging and absorbing; consequentially, I have such renewed respect for this author -- Particularly for the compelling characters that people his work. Regarding Kleist's style: while humour can come into play in these tales [i.e. in "The Marquise of O"] Tragedy is obviously Kleist's forte -- It can be too much to bear. Heavy, harsh and shadowy reality abounds within this author's work; the author's style could be described as gothic [as in "The Beggarwoman of Locarno"]. Kleist's characters are inevitably cursed, or at the very least -- Frowned upon by fate. And if not that, then his evil-imbued antagonists prove to be too strong a match for those "good people" with whom they come into conflict [i.e. Count Jakob Rotbart of "The Duel" brings to mind Shakespeare's "Richard III"]. In "Michael Kohlhaas", the desire to be right / thirst for revenge, combined with bad luck / karma -- Turns the snowballing effects of Kohlhaas' self-sabotage into a fatal downward spiral. Finally, the story that proves to be the most heartbreaking is "The Betrothal of Domingo", which was written in 1811, the final year of Kleist's brief time on the planet; I believe that "The Betrothal of Domingo" actually foreshadows the murder-suicide pact with which Kleist ended his life.… (mere)
stephencbird | 10 andre anmeldelser | Sep 19, 2023 |
Irreligious, perverse, and shocking even to this day. Von Kleist's discontent with the social structures of his time—most especially the church, the law, and the vagaries of community life—makes his tales perhaps more politically rich than his contemporary Hoffmann, although both are equally skillful in plumbing the depths of the human psyche when it comes to matters of love, survival, family, and even gender.

Von Kleist's style is very proto-modernist: his paragraphs run on for pages with no apparent reason for when they begin and when they end; his pacing is subjectively approached rather than objectively obsessed; and he often begins his stories by telling his reader the endings.

Absurdism runs rampant through these pieces. The title story involves a widowed Marquise who takes out an advertisement in the newspaper, searching for the man who apparently—although she has no memory of this—impregnated her. This kind of illogical and paradoxical situation is at the heart of most of von Kleist's work: "The Earthquake in Chile" turns an exiled pair of lovers into heroic figures in an apocalyptic setting ruled by no seeming authority; however, von Kleist seems to suggest that the imposing orders of the church and the law are so pervasive in their hold on mankind that mankind wreaks the same violence if left with no punitive action from high above.

This is also the case in "Michael Kohlhaas" where the protagonist takes the law into his own hands after repeated attempts to bring legal action against a man who is terrorizing the community. This kind of Kafkaesque critique of the law is also carried out to the extreme limits of surrealism, rendering reality as nightmarish in much the same way Kafka would do later. Of the shorter pieces collected here, "The Foundling" is the strongest and seems to speak to the same examination of reality versus fantasy in Hoffmann's "The Sandman." However, it is in the longer tales that von Kleist is able to enlarge his canvas and allow his oddly distorted syntax and phrasing to loop in and out of sense and nonsense most elegantly.
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proustitute | 10 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2023 |
German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer Heinrich von Kleist (1777 – 1811) mixed with figures such as Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano, founders of the Romantic Movement in Germany, and could himself be considered one of the movement’s representatives – albeit an eccentric one. An encounter with Kant’s philosophy in 1801 shaped Kleist’s subsequent literary career, but also had a tragic influence on his life. He interpreted Kant’s view as implying the impossibility of ever establishing an objective truth and this led him into the dark alleys of an existential crisis from which he never fully recovered. He would eventually die by his own hand, in a murder-suicide planned with his then lover Henriette Vogel.

The novella The Marquise of O- is possibly the best-known Kleist’s writings – it is available in several editions and translations (around half a dozen in English alone) and has also been turned into a film by Eric Röhmer (winner of the 1976 Cannes Festival Gran Prix Spécial) and a modern movie adaptation by Pappi Corsicato (Il seme della discordia, which participated in the 2008 Venice Film Festival).

Written in 1808, The Marquise of O- is set during the Napoleonic Wars and is based on a barely believable premise allegedly inspired by “a true incident whose location has been transferred from north to south”:

In M--, an important town in Northern Italy, the widowed Marquise of O—, a woman of impeccable reputation and mother of well-brought-up children, made it known through the newspapers that she had inexplicably found herself in a certain condition, that the father of the child she would bear should make himself known, and that out of regard for her family she was resolved to marry him.

The identity of the father is strongly hinted at from the very first pages of the novella, but what to the reader may seem obvious, remains a “mystery” to the Marquise until late in the book, and provides the narrative drive for the novella.

In Kleist’s prudish times, The Marquise of O— was condemned as an immoral. In our #metoo present, the novella is equally problematic, if for different reasons. It is based on an episode of rape, leading to some uncomfortable questions about the relationship between victim and perpetrator. And yet, it would be wrong to dismiss The Marquise of O— as an outdated, misogynist work because it clearly isn’t. From the theatrical cast of five – the Marquise, her parents, her brother and the Russian officer who wants to marry the Marquise – it is the mother and daughter who are portrayed more favourably. They are honourable and resourceful in a patriarchal world of bungling men. The novella is, ultimately, an enigmatic work, permeated with the same ambiguity Kleist (via Kant) perceived in the world around him.

What may also seem strange to the modern reader is the narrative voice – the novella is recounted throughout in the third person, but it portrays the thought processes of each of the characters, often creating the same “modern” effect as a first-person narrative.

In other words, The Marquise of O— is a story of its time, but also one which keeps raising questions today. For readers who, like me, are new to this novella, the edition recently issued as part of the ever-dependable Pushkin Classics series is a recommended choice. The new translation by Nicholas Jacobs is idiomatic and readable yet close to the text. Jacobs also provides an introduction to Kleist’s life and work, a biographical note and suggestions for further reading.

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JosephCamilleri | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2023 |



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Ludwig Tieck Author, Editor
Novalis Contributor
Friedrich Schlegel Contributor
Robert Kalfin Director
Chris Andreus Translator
David Luke Translator
Nigel Reeves Translator
Helmut Sembdner Editor, Afterword
Ronald Taylor Translator
Walter Flemmer Introduction, Composer
Walter Victor Series founder
Heinrich Kurz Author, Editor
Rolf Boysen Narrator
Esaias Tegnér Contributor
Paul Sahre Cover designer
Michael Hofmann Translator
Erik Ågren Translator
Adolph Menzel Illustrator
André Noorbeek Translator
Jens Harzer Narrator
Maurice Sendak Illustrator
Thomas Mann Introduction
Jorge Riechmann Translator
Leo Simons Preface
Paul Stapf Editor
Erwin Laaths Introduction
Philip B. Miller Translator
Anita Golz Editor
Peter Friedel Cover artist
Willy Fleckhaus Cover designer
Isa Dietrich Cover artist
Stefan Zweig Afterword
Horst Erich Wolter Cover designer
Ursula Volk Illustrator
Gottlieb Mohnike Translator
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