German writer Heinrich von Kleist, one of the leading lights of German literary romanticism, was born on Oct. 18, 1777. Kleist’s body of work ranges from drama – with famous plays such as Penthesilea and The Prince of Homburg – to works of short fiction such as “The Marquise of O” and “Michael Kohlhaas.”
The Library also has a number of critical works related to Kleist’s varied body of work: you can see such works in our catalog here.
Some other resources related to Kleist:
- A list of winners of the Kleist Prize (an annual German literary prize)
- Kleist’s essay “On the Marionette Theatre” (which Susan Sontag once called “the first great essay on the dance”)
- Eric Rohmer’s 1976 adaptation of The Marquise of O, available in the Undergraduate Library’s Media Collection