Golden Pot and Other Tales

ISBN-10: 0199552479

ISBN-13: 9780199552474

Edition: 2008

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Description: Hoffmann, among the greatest and most popular of the German Romantics, is renowned for his humorous and sometimes horrifying tales of supernatural beings. This selection, while stressing the variety of his work, focuses on those stories in which the real and the supernatural are brought into contact and conflict. This new translation includes The Golden Pot, The Sandman, Princess Brambilla, Master Flea, and My Cousin's Corner Window.

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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902

German writer, composer, and painter ErnstTheodor Amadeus Hoffman was born in Konigsberg, Prussia in 1776. After beginning a career in the law, Hoffman turned to music, working as a conductor, music director, and critic, and later composing a ballet, an opera, and other works. He established himself as a writer with the four-volume story collection Phatasiestucke in Callier Manier (Fantasy Stories in the Manner of Callot), which was published in 1814-1815. Even though he published several novels and story collections, including Nachtstucke (Hoffman's Strange Stories, 1817) and Die Serapionsbruder (The Serapion Brethren, 1819-1821), Hoffman continued to support himself as a legal official in Berlin. This struggle between artistry and bureaucracy is played out in many of his works. Hoffman died of progressive paralysis in 1822.

Introduction
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A Chronology of E.T.A. Hoffman
Translator's Note
The Golden Pot
The Sandman
Princess Brambilla
Master Flea
My Cousin's Corner Window
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