"Kleist's narrative language is something completely unique. It is not enough to read it as historical--even in his day nobody wrote as he did...An impetus squeezed out with iron, absolutely un-lyrical detachment brings forth tangled, knotted, overloaded sentences painfully soldered together...and driven by a breathless tempo."--Thomas Mann
Peter Wortsman captures the breathlessness and power of Heinrich von Kleist's transcendent prose. These moral tales move across inner landscapes, exploring the bridges between reason and feeling and the frontiers between the human psyche and the divine.
The concerns of Heinrich von Kleist are timeless. The mysteries in his fiction and visionary essays still breathe.