marquise_of_oName: Philip Pullman, author of Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Favorite Penguin Classics Title/Author:
The Marquise of O and Other Stories, Heinrich von Kleist

Why do you love this Penguin Classic? The stories in this volume are limpid, witty, and classically brief and poised; and simultaneously they are at the very edge of psychological disintegration. Kleist’s career was short, and ended in suicide, but his plays and stories and essays seem to resonate now, two hundred years later, with more power and meaning than ever.

What should I read next? The Treasure Chest, Johann Peter Hebel


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