Definition of Kleist
1. Noun. German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811).
Generic synonyms: Dramatist, Playwright
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Literary usage of Kleist
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"Born of a noble family, Kleist fell heir to all the inconveniences of rank; ... But when at last Kleist had almost worked out his spiritual problem and had ..."
2. The German Drama of the Nineteenth Century by Georg Witkowski (1909)
"HEINRICH VON Kleist The great writer who, after the death of Schiller, might have been ... Only much later did it become clear that HEINRICH VON Kleist, ..."
3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1865)
"19 One other Note we save, for the sake of poor Major Kleist, ... Major Kleist,—there is a General Kleist, a Colonel Kleist of the Green Hussars (called ..."
4. History of Friedrich the Second: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1885)
"One other Note we save, for the sake of poor Major Kleist, "Poet of the Spring," as ho was then called. A valiant, punctual Soldier, and -with a turn for ..."
5. Studies in German Literature in the Nineteenth Century by John Firman Coar (1903)
"He was influenced by the Young German movement as Kleist was by ... At the same time he was not of the movement any more than Kleist was a romanticist. ..."