PRÁVNĚHISTORICKÉ STUDIE
PRÁVNĚHISTORICKÉ STUDIE

Právněhistorické studie / Legal History Studies (Charles University journal; below referred to as PHS or Journal) is a scientific journal listed in the international prestigious database SCOPUS. The journal is published by Charles University in Prague under the guarantee of the Department of Legal History of the Faculty of Law of Charles University. It is published by the Karolinum Press. The journal focuses on the field of legal history and related topics.

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PRÁVNĚHISTORICKÉ STUDIE, Vol 51 No 3 (2021), 57–69

Kleistův „Michael Kohlhaas“ jako výraz vášnivé touhy po dosažení spravedlnosti, jakož i další autorova díla vztahující se k problematice „práva a literatury“

[Kleist’s “Michael Kohlhaas” as Expression of Passionate Desire to Achieve Justice, and Other Kleist’s Works Related to Problems of “Law and Literature”]

Radim Seltenreich

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/2464689X.2021.32
announced: 20. 12. 2021

abstract

The article deals with the work of Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811) in terms of its relation to the problems of “law and literature”. It focuses on the fact that this German writer belongs to those great creators who attached extraordinary care to the question of law and justice in his work. At first, the paper deals shortly with the life of this important figure of the German letters. Then the main attention is paid to the nouvelle “Michael Kohlhaas” which might be considered as the most important of his works related to the “law and literature” topic. This is given especially by the general preset of the story in which the main hero fights for the achievement of the justice tirelessly even at the cost of sacrificing his family's happiness and his life. Next part of the paper makes us familiar with certain aspects of the plot. Finally, the other works of Kleist related to the problems of “law and literature” and legal questions involved are analyzed.

keywords: law and literature; Heinrich von Kleist; Michael Kohlhaas; justice; legal system

references (5)

1. KLEIST, H. Markýza z O … Praha: Odeon, 1985.

2. KLEIST, H. Záhadný nesmrtelný. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1980.

3. POSNER, R. A. Law and Literature. A misunderstood Relation. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994.

4. SCHMIDHÄUSER, E. Verbrechen und Strafe. Mnichov: C. H. Beck, 1995.

5. STROMŠÍK, J. Od Grimmelshausena k Dürrenmattovi (Kapitoly z německé literatury). Praha: Nakladatelství H a H, 1994.

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