World Wide Heinrich von Kleist Reading Day with Guest Eric Braeden

November 21, 2011

21 November 2011 is the 200th anniversary of the suicide of German author Heinrich von Kleist, widely considered to be one of the most important authors of short prose fiction, and an important essayist and dramatist.

At 2:00 at the Speaker’s Platform in front of the Bookstore, CSULB will participate with some 150 institutions worldwide in a reading of Kleist’s works:

The event begins with German Consul for Cultural Affairs LA Michael Ott, features a scene from “Amphitryon” with actor Hugh O’ Gorman (HBO’s John Adams), and ends with a reading by actor Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless, Titanic). Over forty CSULB students and faculty members will read excerpts of texts by Kleist. This memorable event begins at 2:00 and ends at about 3:00.

If it rains, the event will be held in the Anatol Center.

Faculty and students are encouraged to take advantage of an unusual opportunity to hear in just one hour many of the most significant excerpts from Kleist’s disorienting, violent, painful, and funny works, written from 1793 to 1811. He suffered so that others might learn from better novellas.


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