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by Heinrich Von Kleist,David Constantine


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Heinrich von Kleist was a personal discovery for me last year - I think his stories, novellas, and plays (at least . This was my first encounter with Kleist.

Heinrich von Kleist was a personal discovery for me last year - I think his stories, novellas, and plays (at least "The Prince of Homburg" and "The Broken Jug" - I haven't read the others) are amazing. The Earthquake in Chile" has got to be one of the most awful stories written. These translations are very difficult to read, however.

Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (18 October 1777 – 21 November 1811) was a German poet, dramatist, novelist, short story writer and journalist. His best known works are the theatre plays Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, The Broken Jug, Amphitryon, Penthesilea and the novellas Michael Kohlhaas and The Marquise of O. Kleist committed suicide together with a close female friend who was terminally ill.

Kleist: Selected Writings (Paperback). Author(s): Heinrich von Kleist, David Constantine (Translator). ISBN: 0872207447 (ISBN13: 9780872207448). Published September 15th 2004 by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Paperback, 480 pages. ISBN: 0872207439 (ISBN13: 9780872207431).

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Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in.Selected Writings/Heinrich von Kleist.

Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944. He is a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford. In fact, it is a technique which Constantine has also adapted to impressive use in his prose writings, the precise description and grand metaphors of Under the Dam (2005), a collection of short stories, garnering praise from .

Heinrich von Kleist: Selected Writings. David Constantine is a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford. 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. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. His translation of Hans Magnus Enzensberger's Lighter than Air (Bloodaxe) won the Corneliu M. Selected Writings Hackett Classics Series.

and driven by a breathless tempo. Peter Wortsman captures the breathlessness and power of Heinrich von Kleist’s transcendent prose.

Kleist was a many-sided genius, and this selection shows his gifts as a dramatist, short-story writer and essayist. The plays selected are The Broken Jug (one of the few good German comedies, recently given a new setting by John Banville), Amphitryon, and The Prince of Homburg. The stories include the historical chronicle, Michael Kohlhaas, which is virtually a short novel, and there are also excerpts from Kleist's journalism and that astonishingly prophetic essay, The Pup- pet Theatre. The last, deeply moving letters were written as farewells on the eve of Kleist's suicide just outside Berlin in November 1811.

Aiming in his translation for an English haunted and affected by the strangeness of the original, David Constantine offers a wealth of Heinrich von Kleist's key writings in this collection, the most ambitious of its kind.


Comments: (4)

Lianeni
Kleist's dramas are very entertaining, and his novellas are no exception. Personally, I recommend "The Foundling" and "The Beggarwoman of Locarno." I do prefer the Penguin Classics translations to this, however.
Mautaxe
Heinrich von Kleist was a personal discovery for me last year - I think his stories, novellas, and plays (at least "The Prince of Homburg" and "The Broken Jug" - I haven't read the others) are amazing. "The Earthquake in Chile" has got to be one of the most awful stories written.

These translations are very difficult to read, however. I bought this and ended up having to go to the library for alternate editions - I don't have those books with me right now, and I haven't bought another edition, so I can't recommend which translators to get. This is just a warning. "The Broken Jug" in particular is almost incomprehensible. I suspect the problem is that the translator has translated German idioms too literally, at the expense of naturalness, and even readability.

So, von Kleist, great, great, great! But beware, buyers of this particular translation.
Kulalbine
I was taken by Francine Prose's discussion of Kleist in "Reading Like a Writer" and picked up this edition of Kleist's selected works. This was my first encounter with Kleist. I do not read German and cannot comment on the translation as it relates to the original. However, I found "The Broken Jug" to be laugh-out-loud funny. I was prepared to hate the play on the basis of the names alone (Adam and Eve?), but reading Adam's increasingly desperate judicial improvisations is very pleasurable.

"The Broken Jug" and "The Marquise of O." are two of the best works I've read this year. Kleist is good at sudden twists that make perfect sense of the preceding material when revealed. Some of the short pieces, such as "The Beggarwoman of Locarno," are also interesting and evocative.
Samardenob
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Kleist: Selected Writings (Hackett Classics) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Heinrich Von Kleist,David Constantine
ISBN: 0872207439
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (September 15, 2004)
Pages: 480 pages