This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... reflexive for the idiomatic passive or construction with man (414, 612, 1575) is evidently due to French influence. A highly poetic effect ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... reflexive for the idiomatic passive or construction with man (414, 612, 1575) is evidently due to French influence. A highly poetic effect is often obtained by using a transitive or reflexive verb intransitively (1024, 1695, 1833).1 With all its excrescences, Kleist's style remains that of a master; rarely has any German author attained such vigorous and perfectly adequate.expression, such a combination of incisive brevity with genuine eloquence and poetic beauty as Kleist has given us in this drama. V. HISTORY OF THE PLAY. Prinz Friedrich von Homburg was probably written in the winter of 1809-10; on March 19, 1810, Kleist refers to it in a letter to Ulrike: "A play of mine, taken from the history of Brandenburg, is to be performed at the private theater of Prince Radziwill, and then to go to the National Theater, and, when it is printed, to be presented to the Queen." It is not probable that the representation at the Radziwill palace actually took place, as the National Theater certainly did not take up the play. After the death of Queen Louise (July 19, 1810) Kleist sought a new patroness to whom he might dedicate his work in Princess William of Prussia, who could be expected to take a special interest in it, as she belonged to the house of Hessen-Homburg; but the martinet and unimaginative officers in her circle were offended by the scene of Homburg's humiliation (III. 5) and the drama found no favor. Kleist's efforts to find a publisher for his work were also doomed to failure; two undated notes have been preserved in which he begs Beimer, who had brought out 1 That the peculiarities here noted are characteristic, not accidental, is conclusively proved by the evidence of Kleist's other writings. See Minde-Pouet, Heinrich von Kleist, seine Spr...
Book: Good. 12mo. 172 pp. 4 5/8 x 6 ¾. dark red cloth covered boards, stamped in gold on front cover. Lt wear to edges. Library markings. This book is from the library of Ambassador University, a college that closed in 1997.
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