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The Sandman E.T.A. Hoffmann

The Sandman By E.T.A. Hoffmann

The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann


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Summary

First published in 1816, this classic of German Gothic fiction has enthralled generations ever since, and has spawned countless interpretations by critics intrigued by its powerful symbolism. Sigmund Freud famously examined the novella in relation to his concept of the Uncanny, and an extract from this analysis is included in this volume.

The Sandman Summary

The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Nathanael remains haunted by his childhood fear that the lawyer Coppelius, a strange night-time visitor who used to come to his house to conduct alchemical experiments with his father - the latter dying as a consequence of one of these sessions - was none other than the Sandman, a mythical figure who was said to steal the eyes of children who refused to go to sleep. When a mysterious Italian salesman comes to town, Nathanael's suspicions are reawakened, pushing him to the brink of madness as extraordinary events unfold. First published in 1816, this classic of German Gothic fiction has enthralled generations ever since, and has spawned countless interpretations by critics intrigued by its powerful symbolism. Sigmund Freud famously examined the novella in relation to his concept of the Uncanny, and an extract from this analysis is included in this volume.

The Sandman Reviews

E.T.A. Hoffmann belongs to the eternal guild of poets and visionaries who take revenge on the life that is tormenting them by showing it examples of forms more colourful and diverse than reality can manage to convey. - Stefan Zweig

About E.T.A. Hoffmann

E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a composer, caricaturist, critic and author. His works, often bizarre and grotesque, were hugely influential on writers such as Dostoevsky, Kafka and Poe.

Table of Contents

This edition contains a note on the text, notes and an extract from Sigmund Freud's The Uncanny

Additional information

NGR9781847498755
9781847498755
1847498752
The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann
New
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2021-11-05
101
N/A
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