The Volksgeist in Kleist's Volksblatt: "Das Bettelweib von Locarno" and the Berliner Abendblätter.

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    • Abstract:
      This article interprets Kleist's short ghost story, "Das Bettelweib von Locarno" as part of the author's broader struggle to grasp the spirit of his audience, the German Volksgeist, which he conceptualizes within the philosophical framework of Kant's epistemology and the political exigencies of the Napoleonic era. Specifically, I read the ghost story in the context of its publication venue, Kleist's short-lived daily newspaper, Die Berliner Abendblätter. The story capitalizes on a crime story reported in the paper—an arson band terrorizing Berlin—and furthermore creates a heterogenous and uneven weave of information that recalls the texture of the newspaper and its incorporation of disparate sources. I argue that the Bettelweib narrative is constructed as a Herausgeberfiktion that aims, like the paper, towards an inclusive, multiperspectival take on its subject. The Volksgeist, if accessible at all, appears in the unfolding conversation enabled by this emerging media, the daily newspaper.(KS) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      8459
    • ISSN:
      0026-9271
    • Accession Number:
      10.3368/m.110.3.327
    • Accession Number:
      133650511
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    • ABNT:
      SCHUTJER, K. The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: “Das Bettelweib von Locarno” and the Berliner Abendblätter. Monatshefte, [s. l.], v. 110, n. 3, p. 327–343, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Schutjer K. The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: “Das Bettelweib von Locarno” and the Berliner Abendblätter. Monatshefte. 2018;110(3):327-343. doi:10.3368/m.110.3.327.
    • APA:
      Schutjer, K. (2018). The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: “Das Bettelweib von Locarno” and the Berliner Abendblätter. Monatshefte, 110(3), 327–343. https://doi.org/10.3368/m.110.3.327
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Schutjer, Karin. 2018. “The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: ‘Das Bettelweib von Locarno’ and the Berliner Abendblätter.” Monatshefte 110 (3): 327–43. doi:10.3368/m.110.3.327.
    • Harvard:
      Schutjer, K. (2018) ‘The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: “Das Bettelweib von Locarno” and the Berliner Abendblätter’, Monatshefte, 110(3), pp. 327–343. doi: 10.3368/m.110.3.327.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Schutjer, K 2018, ‘The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: “Das Bettelweib von Locarno” and the Berliner Abendblätter’, Monatshefte, vol. 110, no. 3, pp. 327–343, viewed 22 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Schutjer, Karin. “The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: ‘Das Bettelweib von Locarno’ and the Berliner Abendblätter.” Monatshefte, vol. 110, no. 3, Fall 2018, pp. 327–343. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3368/m.110.3.327.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Schutjer, Karin. “The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: ‘Das Bettelweib von Locarno’ and the Berliner Abendblätter.” Monatshefte 110, no. 3 (Fall 2018): 327–43. doi:10.3368/m.110.3.327.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Schutjer K. The Volksgeist in Kleist’s Volksblatt: “Das Bettelweib von Locarno” and the Berliner Abendblätter. Monatshefte [Internet]. 2018 Fall [cited 2019 Nov 22];110(3):327–43. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=133650511&custid=s8280428