Heinrich von Kleist: Das Erdbeben in Chili [The Earthquake in Chili]

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  • Sean Allan (University of Warwick)

Almost certainly written in 1806, Heinrich von Kleist’s novella, Das Erdbeben in Chili [The Earthquake in Chili] was first published in September 1807 under the title of Jeronimo und Josephe. Eine Scene aus dem Erdbeben zu Chili, vom Jahr 1647 [Jeronimo and Josephe. A Scene from the Earthquake in Chile in the Year of 1647] in Johann Friedrich Cotta’s literary periodical, the Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände. The first of Kleist’s novellas to be published, it was included three years later (with some minor revisions and a new title: Das Erdbeben in Chili) in the first …

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Allan, Sean. "Das Erdbeben in Chili". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 April 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=13114, accessed 22 May 2015.]