Recommended reading for Heinrich von Kleist
Helfer, Martha B. The Retreat of Representation: The Concept of Darstellung in German Critical Discourse. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1996. Print.
Recommended by Gerhard P. Knapp
Outstanding study on the philosophical and aesthetic foundations of artistic representation (Darstellung) in German Romanticism. The Kleist-chapter pp. 119ff. ('Kleist: Transcending the Transcendental') provides a superb investigation of Kleist's aesthetics with particular concentration on Das Marionettentheater, Der Findling, and Der zerbrochene Krug.