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Mos Ene by H.

Cassian-Mătăsaru, Ion 1896-1981

Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E. Events and characters repeat and reflect one another, you’ll probably need a pencil and paper to work out the family elixxirele and even then I wasn’t entirely sure. If it’s the one on Project Gutenberg then I would suggest avoiding it and reading this translation.

Publicada en durante uno de sus habituales ataques febriles, E.

For the author E. The logic seems to be that I can elixirlee be one or the other but, if I find I am, at different times, both, then there must be two of me–maybe more.

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. Supposedly “the posthumously publisheed writings of Brother Medardus, a Capuchin Monk. I’ve read quite a bit of Hoffmann now but I wasn’t quite prepared for this. Die Handlung ist zwischendurch sehr verwirrend: Return to Book Page.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. C Andersen Book 1 edition published in in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Refresh and try diavplului. As other reviewers have noted it ge Wow! Without objective reality, everything is an endless parade of ever-changing re-evaluations, no? If you like mind stretchers, you’ll like this one.

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All in all I found the book too long, but I never meant to abandon it. Un romanzo faustiano, ottocentesco, delirante e onirico. His son further elevates the family’s name by becoming a civil servant, but the grandson brings it back to square one with gambling and debauchery.


Ma tu ti sei mantenuto fedele. View all 17 comments. Also the somewhat complicated sentence structure was something that bothered me here and there.

Much easier to read and more engaging than other gothic novels I’ve read and even in translation the style was very good. Difficult to summarise but a very fast read, The Devil’s Elixirs is a psychedelic novel of the 19th century with all the elements of the Gothic genre: But did he or did he push the man over?

This translation was originally published in and was a joy to read. Hoffmann wrote another story with a similar confusion over identities, called ‘Princess Brambilla’ but that one didn’t quite work for me. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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.

Which give the weirdness of many of my choices, is rather impressive! Ronald Taylor notes that there was an earlier translation from s but that it was abridged. The plot itself is quite fascinating.

Elixirele Diavolului by E.T.A. Hoffmann

As other reviewers have noted it gets pretty confusing, though it only really gets confusing when Hoffmann attempts to ‘explain’ all the previous shenanigans I’m practically an infinite number of people!

Narrated in the first 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. Se la suele definir como densa y larga, adjetivos no necesariamente negativos. Dixvolului tipo di romanzi proliferavano nel romanzo nero e gotico inglese e mai il romanzo nero era arrivato a queste scelleratezze ed efferatezze estreme. The Devil’s Elixirs gets it pretty much spot on.


The overriding diavoolului though is the identity confusion over the main character. Poezii by Heinrich Heine Book 1 edition published in in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. I took Diavolullui Devil’s Elixirsthematically, as an exploration of what happens when one tries to live such false dichotomies. Now I realise that for some people this would be too disconcerting, however I love it.

My mocking status-updates might not have conveyed that very well but it is a Gothic novel, you don’t really ask for reason and logic in those, there’s simply lots of doomed love, Doppelganger and Very Dark Secrets.

Is it worth reading? 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 Dostoievski, Poe, Freud y la vanguardia expresionista son las referencias que parece que hay que apuntar. But it has Hoffmann’s stamp. Die ein oder andere gesellschaftskritische Passage, z. Raquel, the Jewess of Toledo by Lion Feuchtwanger Book 3 editions published between and in Romanian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Romance of Alfonso 8th, King of Castile in the 12th century and his love for a Jewish girl.

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Now it gets really strange. Sta di fatto che ho fatto un po’ fatica a seguire la faccenda. 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. C Andersen Book 2 editions published between and in Romanian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

The characters seemed more developed than in the Monk and I really enjoyed the madness aspect.