Heinrich von Kleist




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.
The Kleist Prize, a prestigious prize for German literature, is named after him, as was the Kleist Theater in his birthplace Frankfurt an der Oder.





The best books of all time by Heinrich von Kleist

  1. 850 . Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist

    "You can send me to the scaffold, but I can make you suffer, and I mean to." Based on actual historic events, this thrilling saga of violence and retribution bridged the gap between medieval and mo...

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  2. 1769 . Stories by Heinrich von Kleist

    New and insightful interpretations of the controversial stories of Heinrich von Kleist.

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