[ US /ˈkɫaɪst/ ]
  1. German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
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  • Kleist's twenty-sentence novella would therefore be an allegory of events, a tale in which no occurrence — the slip of the beggarwoman, the death of the Marquis — can be understood by situating it within a deterministic logic that would purport to explain what it means by referring it to something else. Reading, Begging, Paul de Man
  • Why de Man insists upon such violence and such concealment is more readily ascertainable from the context of this remark: a reading of the figure of the dance in texts by Kleist and Aesthetic Violence and the Legitimacy of Reading Romanticism
  • Von Kleist jaegers prowl the woods, directed by Colonel von Kleist and his aide on horseback. Freikorps von Kleist (FC12)
  • I used the Foundry figures to create my version of the von Kleist freikorps, because Foundry has all of the necessary elements, including the rarely-made uhlans and uhlan bandsmen in their Turkish style uniforms. Von Kleist Frei-husaren
  • In Kleist, the notion that language can tell a coherent story about its own signifying capacities is unsettled as even the most rudimentary distinction between form and content proves to be at once too specific and too abstract. Article Abstracts
  • His three armies 6th, 11th, and 17th and the 1st Armored Group under Ewald von Kleist, would sweep out of Galician Poland, in a huge arc aimed at Kiev, taking advantage of the good terrain, its left flank shielded by the Pripet Marshes. Deathride
  • On 22nd June, Kirponos had ordered up all three mechanised corps from the reserve with the intention of concentrating them northeast of Rovno and staging an attack, together with the 22nd (which was already in position there), against Kleist's left flank. Barbarossa
  • In other words, whereas Moliere is a farceur, Kleist is a Romantic.
  • Kafka learned Kleist’s lesson about the anxiety created by intricate hypotaxis and the suspense of waiting for the verb to drop like the headsman’s ax at the end of a long and harrowing sentence. The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories
  • Among its members were Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (1785 – 1858), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 – 1838), Wilhelm Neumann (1781 – 1834) and Heinrich von Kleist (1777 – 1811). Berlin Salons: Late Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Century.
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