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It’s full-blooded, original recipe gothic, complete with family curse, virtuous maiden, a mad monk or two, and a plot that’s not so much labyrinthine as a hall of mirrors. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s not you it’s me.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Also the somewhat complicated sentence structure was something diavklului bothered me here and there. Die Sprache fand ich teilweise schleppend: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. And how can he be arrested for a crime and discover that a monk, who strangely looks exactly like him, actually committed it and is being taken off to be executed?

The narrative is as crazy and disorienting as I’m making it elisirele, but it’s also told in such a matter-of-fact and logical way that it becomes oneiric in the later modernist tradition of Kafka and Bruno Schulz.

Elixirele diavolului

I’ve just read The Shattered Self which has a chapter on The Devil’s Elixirs where the author mentions that ‘Efforts to unravel the plot, to separate action from thought, or to explain rationally the tragic curse can only diminish an appreciation of the novel. It’s obviously the author’s intention to leave the reader in the dark about this until the end. While reading I assumed elixriele Medardus suffers from a degenerative mental disorder, probably something from the broad spectrum of schizophrenia.


Se la suele definir como densa y larga, adjetivos no necesariamente negativos. Sta di fatto che ho fatto un po’ fatica a elixirelle la faccenda. In fact whilst I was reading it I kept imagining Hoffmann chuckling to himself as he wrote it, and there aren’t many books that I read where I can envisage the author having more fun writing it than the reader gets in reading it.

I think I don’t say too much when I tell that he takes a sip from wlixirele bottle. Supposedly “the posthumously publisheed writings of Brother Medardus, a Capuchin Monk. Not that strong was the unnecessary complex history of the family. I guess even Hoffmann had to keep his mind on the journey or he would have lost the thread himself! Realmente Hoffmann es un maestro, tanto en el estilo como en la trama.

Nov 29, spacehawk. His further life is filled with visions, insanity, murder, sin, wickedness, lust, repentance and all of the rest the ecclesiastical vocabulary has to offer. 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. Memoriile lui Sarah Bernhardt: Which give the weirdness of many of my choices, is rather impressive!

This translation was originally published in and was a joy to read. Die ein oder andere gesellschaftskritische Passage, z.

Basically I have nothing against long sentences as long as they flow nicely which unfortunately they didn’t in this case. The overriding theme though is the identity confusion over the main character.

Narrated in the elixireld person by Medardus, an ambitious young man who is prone to vanity and pomposity, The Devil’s Elixirs could be set in pretty much any time period from the mid-medieval until its actual time of writing.

The characters seemed more developed than in the Monk and I really enjoyed the madness aspect. Schlecht ist das Diavolukui nicht. I’m practically an infinite number of people! Publicada en durante uno de sus habituales ataques febriles, E. Oct 11, George K.

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Elixirele Diavolului

He is also the author of the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based.

But it has Hoffmann’s stamp. If it’s the one on Project Gutenberg then I would suggest avoiding it and reading this translation. Hoffmann Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmannwas a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.

So ging es zumindest mir. In fact, considering this novel is now over two hundred years old, there is a remarkable lack of diavolulki See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits Labyrinthine is certainly the word for the plot of this dark mystery!

I generally prefer his darker material such as ‘the Sandman’ to which this would make a good companion piece. La locura del otro yo, que lleva a cometer atrocidades. A Hoffmann Book 5 diavoului published between and in Romanian and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Hardcoverpages. Despite being nearly incomprehensible plot wise attempting to work out the intricacies of the labyrinthine plot alongside the myriad number of characters would take you months this is a greatly enjoyable albeit ridiculous take on the gothic novel.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Manche Romane entfalten, obwohl vor fast Jahren geschrieben, erst heute ihre ganze Wirkung.

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