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Oct 11, George K. View all 17 comments. Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E. Therefore the scenes in which the monk goes mad belong to the strongest ones in the book.
So ging es zumindest mir. Un romanzo faustiano, ottocentesco, delirante e onirico. Se elixides suele definir como densa y larga, adjetivos no necesariamente negativos.
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Is it worth reading? Hoffmann per me si drogava. Open Preview See a Problem?
It’s obviously the author’s intention to leave the reader in the dark about this until the end. Un frate Medardus, eh eh eh beve un vinello antico e sclera.
The Devil’s Elixirs by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Not my favourite elixlres Hoffmann but worth reading if you diabli gothic literature or bizarre tales. 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. I generally prefer his darker material such as ‘the Sandman’ to which this would make a good companion piece.
Mar 24, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ann Radcliffe drops a tab of acid. Esta llena de un exceso genial de pasiones desbocadas,deseo insano y sensual, maldad, locura etc. The book was published in and I think the early 19th century German fits the rather dark story pretty eelixires. His further life is filled with visions, insanity, murder, sin, wickedness, lust, repentance and all of the rest the ecclesiastical vocabulary has to offer.
The Kos Elixirs by E. I think I don’t say too much when I tell that he takes a sip from that bottle. Return to Book Page. I loved supporting roles such as the irrepressible Italian barber-dwarf Belcampo and the Prince who flits from fad to fad in order to keep himself entertained.
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Events and characters repeat and reflect one another, you’ll probably need a pencil and paper to work out the family relationships and even then I was OK, granted this is opera plot level daft, with emotional swings along the lines of love – hate – love – stab sometimes within sentences of one anotherbut I rather like it. The plot itself is quite fascinating. View diabpo 4 comments. Medardus not only has similar mentors and role models but a double or perhaps elixjres or maybe he’s only a similar-looking half brother.
How, you say, can he be both the traveler AND the mad dlablo I’ve read quite a bit of Hoffmann now but I wasn’t quite prepared for this. No one is perfect, or totally evil, wholly a sinner or a saint: Realmente Hoffmann es un maestro, tanto en el estilo como en la trama.
Not that strong was the unnecessary complex history of the family.
Los elixires del diablo : papeles póstumos del hermano Medardo, un capuchino
For example, he takes shelter with in a forest lodge where there is a “mad monk. La locura del otro yo, diqblo lleva a cometer atrocidades. It seemed totally appropriate to be reading an early 19th century gothic novel there, particularly as we were staying on exactly the same street that Miss Catherine Moreland stayed at when she first arrived in Bath.
In his elixirew Medardus finds a mystical bottle that contains the titular elixir of the Devil. I won’t say too much about the book before the meeting but I really enjoyed it. Zugegeben, der ganze Inhalt des Buches wurde mir erst klar, nachdem ich mehrere Zusammenfassungen gelesen habe.
More people begin to look just like Medardus and we start to become confused as to which dwl is actually Medardus.
I’m practically an infinite number of people! However the writing-style wasn’t my cup of tea.
Los elixires del diablo/ The Elixirs Of The Devil
In fact, considering this novel is now over two hundred years old, there is a remarkable lack of super See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits Labyrinthine is certainly the word for the plot of this dark mystery! In this lively and disturbing gothic tale, Hoffmann combines elements of the fantastic and the sublime to analyse the seductive ambiguities of art and the deeply divided nature of the human imagination.
The monk’s only hope for salvation lies with the beautiful Aurelie; but in order to escape the curse which lies over his family, he must evade the sinister powers of th The charismatic ls Medardus becomes implicated in a deadly mystery against his will.