In conceiving Der goldne Topf; The Golden Pot as a tale, Hoffmann follows the E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Golden Pot and Other Tales (Oxford: Oxford University. “The Golden Flower Pot” is one of Hoffmann’s longer, and more critically Labels: E. T. A. Hoffmann, Romanticism, Tales of Hoffmann. The Golden Pot and Other Tales. E. T. A. Hoffmann Edited and translated by Ritchie Robertson. September ISBN: pages. Paperback.

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They both seem to inspire the same physical behavior, though I have to admit I feel the two differently the latter is fear, if fear is anything at all, and the former is as close to pain as a literally painless sensation can get.

The Golden Pot and Other Tales

While “The Golden Pot” does hang together quite well, the other tales were surreal, filled with characters with multiple identities, shape-shifting continually. Feb 21, William Dearth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gklden we go about reading the influences.

She reviles him prophetically with the words “Yes, run! If you made it all the way to here, I congratulate you. That is how complex those fairy tales turned out to be. This is actually making me reconsider Hoffmann entirely from your description, he seems almost like a sane precursor to Henry Darger.

Jan 31, Miriam Cihodariu rated it it was amazing Shelves: I couldn’t stop reading the stories everytime I grabbed the book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Der goldne Topf; The Golden Pot – German Literature

His friends, including E.t.a.hocfmann Paulmann, who has a lovely daughter, Veronica, try to snap him out of it, telling him they’ve heard of a strange e.t.a.uoffmann who might have some copying work for him, since his penmanship is excellent.

This type of thing isn’t unheard of, but it’s not often that such things get published or win acclaim. Aug 30, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is just not my favorite part of Romanticism.

Veronica consults the witch. And isn’t it interesting that the ancient Hawaiians equated the “nails on a chalkboard” feeling with the feeling an acrophobic gets standing on the edge of a precipice?

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Having become a poet, Anselmus at last seems to have gained access to this original oneness of all things which only art has the power to express.

Oxford University Press Amazon. They are complicated to follow, the plots are romance-oriented, and although fun things happens like a microscope duel during the tiring pages, most of them are filled with sighs for the loving and strikingly pretty most of the times magic dame.

A Modern Fairytale Der goldne Topf. Until the very end, he’s purely a narrator, ee.t.a.hoffmann in the last vigil, he receives a letter from Archivarius Lindhoorst. Aug 12, Bill rated it it was amazing.

Best known for his operas, this fellow is a brilliant Romantic writer.

The Golden Pot

Even a character in the story remarks at one point after hearing Anselmus mutter “Serpentina! The Archivarius then has him start to copy out some manuscripts, and it seems he does so well. But here’s what causes a modern reader, at least, so many problems.


I wonder if it was the linguistic divide Then the story abruptly ends, the implication being that the narrator himself will one day be able to marry one of the remaining two snakes.

Open Preview See a Problem? Refresh and try again. Reclam,pp. Again, what I rate in this particular case is not the original text certainly worth five stars but the translation and the general appearance of this particular Lithuanian edition.

Whereas the other stories are very surreal, My Cousin’s Corner Window has no fantastic elements but essentially consists of a dialogue between a man and his crippled cousin discussing certain characters in a market place that can be viewed from a window. I want to read some of the other stories. On the other hand, this might be too much work for too little reward.

This e.t.a.hoffmannn the must everyone should read! Tasha rated it really liked it Oct 11, August Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Hoffmann saw things we could not have thought of and wrote them down in a way that compels us to believe them. Furthermore, all other elements—plot, consistency, plausibility, pacing, his audience—are subordinate to what amounts to the realization of his intensely personal fantasy.

There are maybe one or two “constrained” stories read: