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In “Elixiere des Teufels” wird die fiktive Lebensgeschichte des Mönch Medardus erzählt, der durch seine Geburt her mit einer Sünde befleckt ist und dadurch. DIE ELIXIERE DES TEUFELS. The Devil’s Elixir (by T. A. Hoffmann, ); has held for a century a leading place among the shudder-tales of. Today, Die Elixiere des Teufels; The Devil’s Elixirs () represents a canonical text within the corpus of Romanticism. Interestingly however, Hoffmann’s.

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Die Elixiere des Teufels – German Literature

Add the first question. Die Elixiere des Teufels is a novel by E. Refresh and try again. Use the HTML below. Eso la hace una historia exquisitamente agobiante, con pasajes que sinceramente me dieron miedo. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

To live a false dichotomy, then, is to be split in two and you get the great occidental doppelganger narrative: Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Hoffmann Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmannwas a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.

A teenage country boy starts working in a restaurant of the famous Pacific Hotel in the s. I loved supporting roles such as the irrepressible Italian barber-dwarf Belcampo and the Prince who flits from fad to fad in order to keep himself entertained. Die Sprache fand ich teilweise schleppend: There were some dull moments but on I started reading this month’s [info]bibliogoth book on the way to Bath.


Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? After murdering her stepmother the above-mentioned half-sister and brother, Medardus flees to a city.

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After his devilish connection is found out by an old painter, Medardus flees the city with the help of a “foolish” hair dresser with two personalities, who serves as a foil to the destructive dual identity of Medardus, gaily living as teufdls Peter Schoenfeld and Pietro Belcampo.

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Realmente Hoffmann es un maestro, tanto en el estilo como en la trama. The female characters are, perhaps unsurprisingly for a book of this vintage, less convincing and their only being seen though Medardus’ eyes renders them too stereotypically for my 21st century tastes – essentially mother figures or temptress virgins. Full text in English: I loved this variation, however, because of it’s much more philosophical theme and its explosion of the confines of the genre into something so modern–and so much weirder than any Gothic romance that preceded it.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Can’t wait now to read his other novel which is much more highly touted than this one, The Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr Audible Download Audio Books. Dostoievski, Poe, Freud y la vanguardia expresionista son las referencias que parece que hay que apuntar.

The Devil’s Elixirs

If you’re looking for a cosy Victorian ghost story then look elsewhere, but if you enjoy the sheer inspired lunacy of the gothic, and you’re prepared to go along for the ride, then you may well like this. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat The more extended blog review.

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. At last the ex-monk and libertine returns, after long and gruesome penance, to his cloister and, after a weird phantasmagoria of ghost-walking and witches’ sabbath, attains an edifying death. He arrives at a prince’s court, soon followed by Aurelie. The story centers on his love for a young princess, Aurelie.

All in all I found the book too long, but I never meant to abandon it. Gerhard Weinholz, Psychologie und Soziologie in E.