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The Golden Pot By E. T. A. Hoffmann

The Golden Pot by E. T. A. Hoffmann

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Summary

A 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 narrative complexities.

The Golden Pot Summary

The Golden Pot: and Other Tales by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Hoffmann is among the greatest and most popular of the German Romantics. This selection, while stressing the variety of his work, puts in the foreground those tales in which the real and the supernatural are brought into contact and conflict. The humour of these tales is a result of the incongruity of supernatural beings at large in an ostentatiously everyday world. They include The Golden Pot, recognized as Hoffmann's masterpiece by himself and posterity; its spine-chilling companion tale, The Sandman, which Offenbach drew on for his opera Tales of Hoffmann, and which Freud examines in his essay 'The Uncanny'; two longer and more elaborate fantasies, set respectively in Germany and Italy; and the late story, My Cousin's Corner Window, which shows the powers of the imagination being applied to everyday urban life, and marks a transition in European literature generally from Romanticism to Realism. Ritchie Robertson's detailed introduction places the stories in their intellectual and historical context and explores their compelling narrative complexities.

The Golden Pot Reviews

"The volume is very welcome as a prime choice for courses on nineteenth century fiction of on literature of the fantastic imagination."--Gerald Gillespie, Stanford University
"Excellent selection with extremely valuable and useful Introduction, Notes, and Chronology of Hoffmann's life....Reads very well, modern and smooth. Particularly gratified by attention Robertson gives to seventeenth- century artist Jacques Callot and influence he exerted on Hoffmann. All in all, a
highly commendable piece of work."--David B. Dickens, Washington and Lee University
"The choice of tales, the introduction, the bibliography and the notes make this an extremely valuable text for any general literature course. Thanks to Oxford and the translator for finally making Hoffmann accessible through his best tales."--E.M. Chich, Williams College


"The volume is very welcome as a prime choice for courses on nineteenth century fiction of on literature of the fantastic imagination."--Gerald Gillespie, Stanford University
"Excellent selection with extremely valuable and useful Introduction, Notes, and Chronology of Hoffmann's life....Reads very well, modern and smooth. Particularly gratified by attention Robertson gives to seventeenth- century artist Jacques Callot and influence he exerted on Hoffmann. All in all, a
highly commendable piece of work."--David B. Dickens, Washington and Lee University
"The choice of tales, the introduction, the bibliography and the notes make this an extremely valuable text for any general literature course. Thanks to Oxford and the translator for finally making Hoffmann accessible through his best tales."--E.M. Chich, Williams College

"The volume is very welcome as a prime choice for courses on nineteenth century fiction of on literature of the fantastic imagination."--Gerald Gillespie, Stanford University
"Excellent selection with extremely valuable and useful Introduction, Notes, and Chronology of Hoffmann's life....Reads very well, modern and smooth. Particularly gratified by attention Robertson gives to seventeenth- century artist Jacques Callot and influence he exerted on Hoffmann. All in all, a highly commendable piece of work."--David B. Dickens, Washington and Lee University
"The choice of tales, the introduction, the bibliography and the notes make this an extremely valuable text for any general literature course. Thanks to Oxford and the translator for finally making Hoffmann accessible through his best tales."--E.M. Chich, Williams College


"The volume is very welcome as a prime choice for courses on nineteenth century fiction of on literature of the fantastic imagination."--Gerald Gillespie, Stanford University


"Excellent selection with extremely valuable and useful Introduction, Notes, and Chronology of Hoffmann's life....Reads very well, modern and smooth. Particularly gratified by attention Robertson gives to seventeenth- century artist Jacques Callot and influence he exerted on Hoffmann. All in all, a highly commendable piece of work."--David B. Dickens, Washington and Lee University


"The choice of tales, the introduction, the bibliography and the notes make this an extremely valuable text for any general literature course. Thanks to Oxford and the translator for finally making Hoffmann accessible through his best tales."--E.M. Chich, Williams College


Table of Contents

The Golden Pot; The Sandman; Princess Brambilla; Master Flea; My Cousin's Corner Window

Additional information

GOR001774279
9780192837233
0192837230
The Golden Pot: and Other Tales by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-06-01
450
N/A
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