Kleist and Haiti: The Haitian Revolution in Heinrich Von Kleist’s Die Verlobung in St. Domingo

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This article revisits the question of how to interpret Heinrich von Kleist’s short story “Die Verlobung in St. Domingo”. While Kleist specialists have tended to insufficiently relate the story to the developing field of Haitian studies, scholars more attuned to the literary history of the Haitian revolution have only inadequately understood the characteristic textual ambivalences of Kleist’s style and politics. In trying to bridge the gap between these two reading modes, the article discusses Kleist and his short story in a double context of Prussian and Caribbean politics.
Bidragets oversatte titelKleist og Haiti: Den haitianske revolution i Heinrich von Kleists Forlovelsen i St. Domingo
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer10
TidsskriftKarib – Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies
Vol/bind4
Tidsskriftsnummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-12
Antal sider11
ISSN2387-6743
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StatusUdgivet - 16 nov. 2018

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  • Den haitianske revolution, Heinrich von Kleist, Vold, hævn, romantikken

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