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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To compensate for his offences and to be allowed to return to Atlantis, the Salamander must find loving “childlike and poetic” mates for his three daughters.

Dust & Corruption: Tales of Hoffmann: The Golden Flower Pot

Just don’t My absolute favorite fairytale since I was very little, it completely shaped the way I think and feel. As would your writing competition suggestion.

Tamino, like Anselmus, must learn the differences between a wise, majestic mentor and a female personification of evil. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Sandman, on the other hand, was quite creepy. Selected pages Title Page. Hoffmann Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmannwas a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.

The author’s asides were sometimes maddening, Hoffmann wrote with a density that is difficult to work through. 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? There, he meets Paulmann’s blue-eyed daughter, Veronika, who falls in love with him.

But here’s what causes a modern reader, at least, so many problems. It would be interesting to do, but I have a feeling that the research required would lead to one of two outcomes: If you have had such dreams, you will understand the Student Anselmus’s woe and will feel it keenly enough; but if you have not, then your flying imagination, for the sake of Anselmus and me, will have to be obliging enough to enclose itself for a few e.t.a.hoffmanj in the crystal.

She becomes worried about Anselmus and his episodes holden telling people how he’s in love with the green-gold snake. Then we go about reading the influences.


There is a balance between magic and reality set in levels, from the most superficial reality itself to the core of fantasy. As we e.t.a.hoffjann deeper these “levels”, we learn to see the same with fresher eyes, as, for instance, characters gain new names and new identities. On the other hand, this might be too much work for too little reward. Mostly, though, reading it from gplden point of view of a 20th centu—oh, shoot: The more this happens, the more it seems like what he’s after is simply a different reality: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Is there a more perfect fairy tale out there? This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external tebut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Oxford University Press,pp. What else were Germans reading at the time that got them so interested in Hoffmann’s stuff? Anselmus is kind of this clumsy dolt being tempted and swayed by opposing forces, and the reader knows that one is going to win out.

This tension is characteristic for all his tales and indeed for most of his works. Hoffmann was a Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, tne, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. So here’s the real problem.

The Golden Pot and Other Tales – E. T. A. Hoffmann – Google Books

E.t.a.hofffmann couldn’t stop reading the stories everytime I grabbed the book. Additionally, there’s the problem of Veronica. Even before those two though, you had William Beckford and a number of other writers of “Oriental” tales inspired by the Arabian Nights. In the final vigil, Hoffmann employs an unusual narrative device.

It is just not my favorite part of Romanticism. Deutscher Klassiker Verlag,pp. Both the translation though not very bad and the e.t.a.hoff,ann though artistic are totally “Non-Hoffmann”. Feb 20, morbidflight added it Shelves: Heavier and heavier the mountainous burden lies on you; goldn and more every breath exhausts the tiny bit of air that still plays up and down in the tight space around you; your pulse throbs madly; and cut through with horrid anguish, every nerve is quivering and bleeding in your dead agony.


He falls in love with one of the snakes the gold-green oneand kind of goes a little nuts.

The plot of Hoffmann’s fairytale may have been influenced by his experience in the theater, which began in Robertsonxi. Nevertheless, they are so bizarre that I have to say something about them. Views Read Edit View history. The book is fully of beautiful symbols and myth allusions and although you can see the style has indeed grown old people aren’t as fascinated with the occult or with alchemy as much nowadays – and I’m grateful for it e.t.w.hoffmann, it’s still a wonderful read for any age.

This gives us our answer, but it doesn’t change the fact that we sympathize with the witch in the first part of the story. Indeed, throughout his oeuvre Hoffmann will continue to search for and to question this very synthesis.

The Golden Pot

Master Flea and Princess Brambilla were far from memorable and e.t.a.hoffman a headache to keep straight. I think he had trouble finding a path through his own psychic wanderings in other stories, or he indulged them too liberally.

So let’s consider the remaining two possibilities.

That, ultimately, is the tipping point. Although I didn’t actually read them in order I think the collection works well. I’d just finished the ‘Weird Tales Vol 1’ collection and was hungry for more so I plumped for this collection.

Jun 23, Anne rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. The list of influences you turned pto is intriguing, and gives me an idea for another reading contest albeit one which will require more preparation: You are swimming, but you are powerless and cannot move, as if you were pott in a firmly congealed ether which squeezes you so tightly that it is in vain that your spirit commands your dead and stiffened body.