The Golden Pot and Other Tales

The Golden Pot and Other Tales

This is a new translation of five of Hoffmann's most celebrated tales: The Golden Pot; The Sandman; Princess Brambilla; Master Flea; and My Cousin's Corner Window.

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192837230

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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This is a new translation of five of Hoffmann's most celebrated tales: The Golden Pot; The Sandman; Princess Brambilla; Master Flea; and My Cousin's Corner Window. The detailed introduction places the stories in their intellectual and historical context and explores their compelling narrativecomplexities.
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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

This 1816 story is perhaps best known as the basis for Tchaikovsky's popular ballet, but Hoffmann's holiday legend is where the spell begins.

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486835631

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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This 1816 story is perhaps best known as the basis for Tchaikovsky's popular ballet, but Hoffmann's holiday legend is where the spell begins. Here is the original tale of seven-year-old Marie and her beloved Nutcracker, beset by a dark mystery that surrounds this story within a story. Godpapa Drosselmeier, who once served as the royal court's inventor, recounts to Marie a tale of the trickery of Dame Mouserink, the Queen of Mice. The vengeful queen casts a curse on an innocent princess, forcing Drosselmeier to undertake an arduous quest to break the spell. His mixed success leads to the lasting enmity between the Nutcracker and seven-headed Mouse-King — Dame Mouserink's son — a conflict that only Marie can help resolve. One of the world's greatest fantasy writers and a major figure in late German Romanticism, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776–1822) created extraordinary works of poetry and supernatural fiction. In tales like The Nutcracker, Hoffmann's characters come to vivid life in settings that move from the firm ground of reality to a world of enchantment, mystery, and romance.
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The Sandman The Elementary Spirit Two Mysterious Tales German Classics

The Sandman  The Elementary Spirit  Two Mysterious Tales  German Classics

He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann.---Of the two tales in this book, "The Sandman" is from the collection "Night Pieces," and The Elementary Spirit is from his "Later Works.

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Mondial

ISBN: 9781595691170

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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No literature can produce a more original writer than Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1776 1822), a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, better known by his pen name E. T. A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann). His works are very numerous and were published at Berlin in fifteen volumes. He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann.---Of the two tales in this book, "The Sandman" is from the collection "Night Pieces," and The Elementary Spirit is from his "Later Works." In these stories, Hoffmann's purpose is to point out the ill-effect of a morbid desire after an imaginary world, and a distaste for realities. Different as their adventures are, there is a striking similarity in the characters of Nathaniel (in "The Sandman") and Victor (in "The Elementary Spirit"). However wild may be the subjects of Hoffmann, and however rambling his method of treating them, his style is remarkably lucid.---The story of the Sandman had its origin in a discussion which actually took place between La Motte Fouque (a German writer of the romantic movement, 1777 1843) and some friends, at which Hoffmann was present. Some of the party found fault with the cold, mechanical deportment of a young lady of their acquaintance, while La Motte Fouque zealously defended her. Here Hoffmann caught the notion of the automaton Olympia, and the arguments used by Nathaniel are those that were employed by La Motte Fouque."
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E T A Hoffmann s Musical Writings

E  T  A  Hoffmann s Musical Writings

This book offers a long-awaited opportunity to assess the thought and influence of one of the most famous of all writers on music and the musical links with his fiction.

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521543398

Category: Music

Page: 476

View: 304

This book offers a long-awaited opportunity to assess the thought and influence of one of the most famous of all writers on music and the musical links with his fiction. Containing the first complete appearance in English of Kreisleriana, it reveals a masterpiece of imaginative writing and whose profound humour and irony can now be fully appreciated.
Categories: Music

E T A Hoffmann s Musical Aesthetics

E T A  Hoffmann s Musical Aesthetics

Hoffmann's Musical Writings , 39 . 119. Ibid . , 238. On Hoffmann's reception of
Beethoven's music see Fritz Felzmann , ' E. T. A. Hoffmann als Rezensent
Beethovens ' , Mitteilungen der E. T. A. HoffmannGesellschaft 20 ( 1974 ) : 48–64
; Enrico ...

Author: Abigail Chantler

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754607062

Category: Music

Page: 202

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Whilst E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) is most widely known as the author of fantastic tales, he was also prolific as a music critic, productive as a composer, and active as a conductor. This book examines Hoffmann's aesthetic thought within the broader context of the history of ideas of the late-18th and early-19th centuries, and explores the relationship between his musical aesthetics and compositional practice. The first three chapters consider his ideas about creativity and aesthetic appreciation in relation to the thought of other German romantic theorists, discussing the central tenets of his musical aesthetic - the idea of a 'religion of art', of the composer as a 'genius', and the listener as a 'passive genius'. In particular the relationship between the multifaceted thought of Hoffmann and Friedrich Schleiermacher is explored, providing some insight into the way in which diverse intellectual traditions converged in early-19th-century Germany.
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Tales of E T A Hoffmann

Tales of E  T  A  Hoffmann

Ranging from macabre fantasies to fairy tales and tales of crime, these stories from the author of The Nutcracker create a rich fictional world.

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226219165

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Ranging from macabre fantasies to fairy tales and tales of crime, these stories from the author of The Nutcracker create a rich fictional world. Hoffman paints a complex vision of humanity, where people struggle to establish identities in a hostile, absurd world. "The editors have made an excellent selection, and the result is a book of great distinction."—Denis Donoghue, New York Review of Books "The translators have proved fully equal to all the challenges of Hoffmann's romantic irony and his richly allusive prose, giving us an accurate and idiomatic rendering that also retains much of the original flavor."—Harry Zohn, Saturday Review
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King s Bride

King s Bride

Always entertaining, yet capable of a focused though subtle morality, &quote;The King's Bride&quote; brings disparate elements into a masterful harmony.

Author: E.T.A Hoffmann

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9780714547701

Category: Fiction

Page: 129

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Happily engaged to the poet Amandus, Fraulein Anna is horrified to discover that a beautiful ring, mysteriously deposited upon her finger whilst tending her kitchen garden, forces her into marriage with the gnome Corduanspitz. Can Anna find any way of removing the ring? Will her poet lover shake off his passive demeanour and come to her aid? And has Corduanspitz truly relinquished all ties to his gnome heritage, as he so proudly claims?Around a love story very much of its time, Hoffman arranges a narrative that brings to mind the most successful elements of contemporary magical realism and surreal comedy. Always entertaining, yet capable of a focused though subtle morality, "e;The King's Bride"e; brings disparate elements into a masterful harmony.
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A Study of the Major Novellas of E T A Hoffmann

A Study of the Major Novellas of E T A  Hoffmann

Other studies which approach the story in terms of psychoanalysis include Ursula
Mahlendorf, "E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Sandman. The Fictional Psycho Biography
of a Romantic Poet," American Imago: A Psychoanalytical Journal for the Arts ...

Author: Birgit Roder

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571132710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Analysis of the novellas of the German Romantic writer and composer, focusing on the issues of art and the artist.
Categories: Literary Criticism

E T A Hoffmann and Alcohol

E T A  Hoffmann and Alcohol

Hoffmann to Friedrich Speyer 1 In his Étude médico-psychologique of E.T.A.
Hoffmann's life and works, Gaston Kuenemann claims that 'l'œuvre d'Hoffmann [...
] nous présente un tableau clinique à peu près complet des troubles psychiques
 ...

Author: Victoria Dutchman-Smith

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781906540234

Category: History

Page: 186

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Originally published as author's thesis (Ph.D.--Trinity College, Cambridge).
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Tales of Hoffmann

Tales of Hoffmann

This selection of Hoffmann's finest short stories vividly demonstrates his intense imagination and preoccupation with the supernatural, placing him at the forefront of both surrealism and the modern horror genre.

Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141914886

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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This selection of Hoffmann's finest short stories vividly demonstrates his intense imagination and preoccupation with the supernatural, placing him at the forefront of both surrealism and the modern horror genre. Suspense dominates tales such as Mademoiselle de Scudery, in which an apprentice goldsmith and a female novelist find themselves caught up in a series of jewel thefts and murders. In the sinister Sandman, a young man's sanity is tormented by fears about a mysterious chemist, while in The Choosing of a Bride a greedy father preys on the weaknesses of his daughter's suitors. Master of the bizarre, Hoffman creates a sinister and unsettling world combining love and madness, black humour and bewildering illusion.
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The Best Tales of Hoffmann

The Best Tales of Hoffmann

Ten of Hoffmann's greatest tales, enormously popular in Europe but rarely seen in the United States: "The Golden Flower Pot," "Automata," "Nutcracker and the King of Mice," "The Sand Man," and 6 others.

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486138961

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Ten of Hoffmann's greatest tales, enormously popular in Europe but rarely seen in the United States: "The Golden Flower Pot," "Automata," "Nutcracker and the King of Mice," "The Sand Man," and 6 others.
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Choosing the Bride

Choosing the Bride

"Choosing the Bride," written at the break of the 19th century, predicted the existence of e-readers.

Author: E. T. a. Hoffmann

Publisher:

ISBN: 1940076463

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann is known to the world primarily as the author of The Nutcracker. It is less known that E. T. A. Hoffmann is also a pioneer of magic realism, whose works influenced generations of speculative fiction authors. "Choosing the Bride," written at the break of the 19th century, predicted the existence of e-readers.
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E T A Hoffmann and the Serapiontic Principle

E T A  Hoffmann and the Serapiontic Principle

4 : Alte und neue Kirchenmusik This Essay ( or , As Theodor Describes It , " kleine
Abhandlung " ) can be I regarded as a continuation — and , as will be presently
suggested , the climax — of Hoffmann ' s exposition in the Serapionsbruder of ...

Author: Hilda Meldrum Brown

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571133488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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A comprehensive investigation of Hoffmann's "Serapiontic Principle" and what it implies for his oeuvre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King The Graphic Novel

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King  The Graphic Novel

Natalie Andrewson brings E.T.A. Hoffmann’s surreal and fantastical story to life like never before in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 9781250805072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Natalie Andrewson brings E.T.A. Hoffmann’s surreal and fantastical story to life like never before in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Of all the gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve, only one captures Marie Stahlbaum’s heart: a humble nutcracker. He’s a curious little man, with kind eyes, sweet red cheeks, and a friendly appearance. And as midnight nears, he comes to life, revealing a fairy-tale world of magic and wonder, wicked princesses and fierce battles . . . and an ancient curse that can only be broken with the help of a true friend. With the evil Mouse King looming and her dream world threatened, Marie will have to find the strength to stand up for her nutcracker—no matter what it takes.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

7 Best Short Stories Paris

7 Best Short Stories  Paris

In this book you will find seven short stories that have the city of Paris as their setting and inspiration: - Mademoiselle De Scudéri - E. T. A. Hoffmann - The Murders in the Rue Morgue Edgar Allan Poe - A Queer Night in Paris by Guy de ...

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9788577773152

Category: Fiction

Page: 127

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The city of Paris is part of the world's fantasy. Whether as the birthplace of democratic revolutions, or as the capital of love and romance. Writers and artists from all over the world have always looked to Paris for inspiration. In this book you will find seven short stories that have the city of Paris as their setting and inspiration: - Mademoiselle De Scudéri - E. T. A. Hoffmann - The Murders in the Rue Morgue Edgar Allan Poe - A Queer Night in Paris by Guy de Maupassant - A New Leaf - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald - A Street of Paris and Its - Jean Monette By Eugene Francois Vidocq
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E T A Hoffmann and Music

E  T  A  Hoffmann and Music

Author: R. Murray Schafer

Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press

ISBN: UOM:39015009621676

Category: Music in literature

Page: 202

View: 844

Categories: Music in literature

The Serapion Brethren

The Serapion Brethren

The Serapion Brethren By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Alexander Ewing

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1984368435

Category:

Page: 386

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The Serapion Brethren By E. T. A. Hoffmann, Alexander Ewing
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The Devil s Elixir

The Devil s Elixir

Author: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1000351604

Category: Mind and body

Page: 340

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The idea for this story, first published by German author, E.T.A. Hoffman in 1819, was borrowed from Matthew Gregory Lewis' gothic novel The Monk, which is also mentioned in the story.?This is volume two of two.
Categories: Mind and body

7 best short stories by E T A Hoffmann

7 best short stories by E T A  Hoffmann

This is a collection of the 7 best short stories of one of the most innovative and influential fantasy and horror authors ever to have been published, E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783968589060

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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This is a collection of the 7 best short stories of one of the most innovative and influential fantasy and horror authors ever to have been published, E.T.A. Hoffmann. This selection specially chosen by the literary critic August Nemo, contains the following stories: The Golden PotThe SandmanCouncillor KrespelaAutomataThe Elementary SpiritThe Jesuits' Church in G--The Story of the Hard NutHoffmann short stories have inspired great writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Jorge Luis Borges, among many others.
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