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Salon-de-the rated it it was amazing Jul 15, The Bookshop and The Beach: InHeunrich entered the guard regiment in Potsdam and took part in the Rhein campaign against France in Shigekuni – Book Blog. Kleist reverses the narrative found in Homer: Generalmente non disdegno l’eccesso in letter A una prima lettura non mi era proprio piaciuto.

Tieck, Goethe and others rejected the play and its monstrous passions. About Heinrich von Kleist. Paperbackpages.

In the second scene the Greeks learn that Penthesilea has captured their hero Achilles. Aug 20, Dennis rated it liked it Shelves: Of his comedies, I think Amphitrion is the best. Continuar a ler em: Entsetzlich, trasuda veramente sangue. Her fury culminates in a quarrel with Prothoeher most heintich confidante and soulmate. His protagonists pursuit their aims with a persistence verging on self-abandonment.

The Amazons irupt into the Greek and Trojan battle, and fight both, without explanation. They are come to capture mates. Emily rated it really liked it Sep 24, The Greeks, distracted from capturing Troy as their leader Agamemnon has ordered, try to contact the Amazon queen Penthesilea to understand her motives.

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What an incredible, what a powerful image. Apr 05, Morgana Blackrose rated it really liked it. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Arguably the best German drama ever written — although, as in Goethe’s famous remark, not written for a stage or at least not the 19th century stage. I penthhesilea think he must have been familiar with the Ovid I translated as well—the language is just so similar.

Used with permission from the artist. I think a prose translation of this text would be a travesty.

Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist

Which one would you recommend that I read next? The love story between Penthesilea and Achill, both warriors destined to kill each other, is extremely violent yet beautiful.

I found the archaic language and verse distracting at times. When Achilles, the pride and mainstay of the Greeks, and Penthesilea Pen-te-sil-lay-uhqueen of the Amazons, meet, a chase begins, The like of which not even the wildest storms Set loose to thunder across the plain of heaven Have yet presented to the astonished world, and it is the queen who is hunting Achilles, to the uncomprehending horror of the Greeks. Based on the figure from Greek mythology, Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons, Kleist wrote this tragedy in Militat omnis amans, et habet sua castra Cupido; Attice, crede mihi, militat onmis amans.

The reason is that Prothoe, as the queen later learns, has fallen in love with one of the Greek prisoners of war. The unfinished play about the Hermannsschlacht is fantastic.

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He went to Berlin early in the year and penned his drama “Die Familie Ghonorez”. Views Read Edit View history. I so appreciated your info about the play. Kleist is all heirich unknown in the English speaking world outside of academia, which is a shame–this is perhaps the result of lacking or lackluster translations, although Kleist isn’t exactly easy to read in German either.


It resembles fon superhero movie with much action and violence. They turn up and begin to fight both sides without explanation. Action, some of it very violent, happens off-stage and is described by witnesses. Kleist voluntarily resigned from ar The dramatist, writer, lyricist, and publicist Heinrich von Kleist was born in Frankfurt an der Oder in But an issue as to where they would reside—among the Amazons or back in Greece—causes a misunderstanding that leads to tragedy.

Lists with This Book. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And the scenes where people onstage describe the action offstage are some the most stirring descriptions of action.

Achilles does not kill, but rather is killed — due to a characteristically Kleistian misunderstanding of his intentions — by the Amazonian queen. An interesting play about the amazons during the Greek and Trojan war. You are commenting using your WordPress.