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Thanks for the comment! Lists with This Book. I mean sometimes I just randomly read pieces from Penthesilea and Hermannsschlacht to my romantic partners.

It felt a little rushed. Penthesilea and her followers drew closer, but when the queen toppled and fell, he had another penthesila to flee, and escaped. Penthesilea is a tragedy by the German playwright Heinrich von Kleist about the mythological Amazon queen, Penthesileadescribed as an exploration of sexual frenzy. The love story between Penthesilea and Achill, both warriors destined to kill each other, is extremely violent yet beautiful.

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Penthesilea: A Tragic Drama

Charlie rated it liked it Feb 10, The actual source for this was a mixture of other versions of the Penthesilea myth, infused by his readings of Euripides, which, again, is where his language comes from. The Bookshop and The Beach: I so appreciated your info about the play. Their struggle with the rules of the society t Kleist is an author who doesn’t do things by halves. No trivia or quizzes yet. When he wounds Penthesilea in their skirmish, he puts aside his weapons and professes his feelings for her.


Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist

He sees in this fierce woman, a soul that is equally as intense and misunderstood as himself. Kleist reverses the narrative found in Homer: Tieck, Goethe and others rejected the play and its monstrous passions. When Achilles, the pride and mainstay of the Greeks, and Penthesilea Pen-te-sil-lay-uhqueen of the Amazons, meet, a chase begins, The like of which not even the wildest storms Set loose to thunder across the plain of heaven Have yet presented to penthesilwa astonished world, and heinrichh is the queen who is hunting Achilles, to the uncomprehending horror of the Greeks.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I tried to go with a different approach, one related to my training as a classicist. Mar 08, Bryn Hammond rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Open Preview See a Problem? They surrounded Achilles, who first freed himself and tried to flee until his horses and his cart collapsed.

Aug 20, Dennis rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At this point he has no romantic feelings penthesile this woman, but her attack causes him to go into a rage and he refuses to go back to the Greek camp until he engages her in battle.

Odysseus and other Greek warriors are the first to appear on stage in the drama. In the fourth scene the Greeks welcome Achilles and acclaim him for his escape. Like Liked by 1 person. They are come to capture mates.


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He definitely changes the myths about her and Achilles—especially in regards to their deaths, but I think it works. View all 3 comments.

Want to Read saving…. Kleist voluntarily resigned from army service in and until studied philosophy, physics, mathematics, and political science at Viadrina University in Frankfurt an der Oder. Penthesilea refuses to flee, not even on the counseling of her closest confidants and the priestesses with Prothoe declaring to be willing to stay with her geinrich meet their fate. Of his comedies, I think Amphitrion is the best.

If you like tales of foes fascinated by eac Lurid. Klwist, some of it very violent, happens off-stage and is described by witnesses. Views Read Edit View history. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kevin rated it really liked it Feb 03, Penthesilea, the Amazon queen and Achilles, the Greek hero, fall passionately in love but the play ends in the death of both.