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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kleist, Heinrich von 1777-1811. German writer whose novellas and dramas, including The Broken Pitcher (1811), concern characters torn between reason and emotion and between heroism and cowardice.

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  • n. German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)

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  • see Zeitgeist

    February 20, 2011