Heinrich von Kleist’s birthday

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.”

UIUC’s Library has a number of books by Kleist, both in the original German and in English translation.

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:


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