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- DescriptionThis amazing collection of Kleist's short fiction, vellas, essays and fragments gives readers an extraordinary and penetrating overview of the life and work of one of the most influential and unusual writers in the history of German literature. From 'The Earthquake in Chile', a damning invective against moral tyranny, to 'Michael Kohlhaas', an exploration of the violent price of justice, Kleist unrelentingly confronts the dangers of self-deception and the ultimate impossibility of existence in a world bound by absolutes.
- Author BiographyHeinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (1777-1811) was a German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer. The Kleist Prize, a prestigious prize for German literature, is named after him. A recipient of the Beard's Fund Short Story Award, Fulbright and Thomas J. Watson Foundation fellowships, Peter Wortsman is the author of A Modern Way To Die: small stories and microtales (1991). His translations from the German include Telegrams of the Soul, Selected Prose of Peter Altenberg (2005) and Peter Schlemiel, The Man Who Sold His Shadow by Adelbert von Chamisso (1993).
- Author(s)Heinrich Von Kleist
- PublisherArchipelago Books
- Date of Publication20/05/2010
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintArchipelago Books
- Weight347 g
- Width152 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Translated byPeter Wortsmann
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