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Die Elixiere des Teufels Read & Download à 104 Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à E.T.A. Hoffmann characters Die Elixiere des Teufels E original artifact or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important and despite the imperfections have elected to bring it back into print as part of. Western civilization since Aristotle I guess anyway he s often blamed for it has long been obsessed with meliorativepejorative dichotomies good and bad right and wrong sin and virtue love and lust you and me While perhaps semi useful in some situations of thought it appears that the complexities of life and culture were deemed by Western culture somewhat complex and freuently a gradation of possibilities that a series of eitheror propositions some centuries ago I took The Devil s Elixirs thematically as an exploration of what happens when one tries to live such false dichotomies No one is perfect or totally evil wholly a sinner or a saint all of us human beings are of course mostly waffling or wallowing in the grey area in between the two extremes which are not even completely mutually exclusive concepts either To live a false dichotomy then is to be split in two and you get the great occidental doppelganger narrative Conrad s The Secret Sharer Dostoevsky s The Double and Hoffmann s The Devil s Elixirs The logic seems to be that I can only be one or the other but if I find I am at different times both then there must be two of me maybe Maybe it s also my models my ancestors my mentors look at how many of me there are I m practically an infinite number of peopleEvil twins parallel narratives and generations of characters with the same names repeating endless variations of similar stories proliferate in this wild and wildly recounted first person narrative of a mad or perhaps so utterly sane he s actually telling the truth monk named Medardus or maybe Viktorin Medardus not only has similar mentors and role models but a double or perhaps alter ego or maybe he s only a similar looking half brother His own bifurcations get projected on the outside world as well wherein every woman he meets is either a spotless saint or a tempting demon or both but only in a troubling back and forth of actions and attitudesThe narrative is as crazy and disorienting as I m making it sound but it s also told in such a matter of fact and logical way that it becomes oneiric in the later modernist tradition of Kafka and Bruno Schulz The text s abrupt weirdnesses told in such a deadpan fashion are really disarming at first Everything that happens in the story keeps coming back around each event gets experienced then explained and then sometimes re experienced and re explained reviewed from other point of view then interpreted wholly differently than what I took from the narrative s first presentation of it The narrative is therefore crazy and engrossing and wickedly clever Perhaps it s a bit long and repetitious even tedious for an impatient reader but I myself enjoyed every startling event replay explanation and re explanation as part of the novel s pointed attempt to demonstrate the absurdity of absolute truth of judgements and of eitheror logic in general Without objective reality everything is an endless parade of ever changing re evaluations noOf course the subtext and I assume inspiration for this novel is Matthew Lewis s English Gothic masterpiece The Monk I loved this variation however because of it s much philosophical theme and its explosion of the confines of the genre into something so modern and so much weirder than any Gothic romance that preceded it Nice to know that only Gothic as a genre and perhaps Sterne s satire was able to predict the most original techniues to come of 20th century literature Also with its invocation of the holy icontemptress Aurelie The Devil s Elixirs felt like a kind of missing link between Matthew Lewis and Gerard de Nerval as his 19th century oneiric fantasies this is beginning to read like a list of my favorite late 19th and early 20th century authorsI had no idea E T A Hoffmann had written anything other than tales until uite recently and I m so pleased I discovered this Can t wait now to read his other novel which is much highly touted than this one The Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr

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Die Elixiere des Teufels Read & Download à 104 Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à E.T.A. Hoffmann characters Die Elixiere des Teufels Our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process and hope you enjoy this valuable bo. Ann Radcliffe drops a tab of acidThat s how this novel length tale from Hoffmann reads A mad gothic romp of murder mystery mistaken identity religious frenzy mania bizarre barbers satanic legacies and 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 novelApparently Hoffmann was greatly inspired by Lewis The Monk which I am still yet to read Not my favourite by Hoffmann but worth reading if you enjoy gothic literature or bizarre tales

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Die Elixiere des Teufels Read & Download à 104 Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à E.T.A. Hoffmann characters Die Elixiere des Teufels This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of th. This is the life story of the Capuchin monk Medardus written by his own hand When exactly the story is set is not told probably sometime in the early 18th century In his monastery Medardus finds a mystical bottle that contains the titular elixir of the Devil I think I don t say too much when I tell that he takes a sip from that bottle His further life is filled with visions insanity murder sin wickedness lust repentance and all of the rest the ecclesiastical vocabulary has to offer It s not always easy for the reader to decide what is real and what only happens in the mind of the monk because there are auditory and visual hallucinations galore in this novel It s obviously the author s intention to leave the reader in the dark about this until the end While reading I assumed that Medardus suffers from a degenerative mental disorder probably something from the broad spectrum of schizophrenia Those diseases were still unknown at the time the story is set and were attributed to the temptations of the eternal adversary aka the Devil For the author ETA Hoffmann however the field of psychiatry was apparently not unknown Therefore the scenes in which the monk goes mad belong to the strongest ones in the book Not that strong was the unnecessary complex history of the family Even in the end I wasn t fully able to comprehend it Also the somewhat complicated sentence structure was something that bothered me here and there Basically I have nothing against long sentences as long as they flow nicely which unfortunately they didn t in this case The book was published in 1815 and I think the early 19th century German fits the rather dark story pretty well All in all I found the book too long but I never meant to abandon it Is it worth reading Yes but with some reservationsFree version available on zenoorg This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License


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    [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) This is the life story of the Capuchin monk Medardus written by his own hand When exactly the story is set is not told probably sometime in the early 18th century In his monastery Medardus finds a mystical bottle that contains the titular elixir of the Devil I think I don't say too much when I tell that he takes a sip from that bottle His further life is filled with visions insanity murder sin wickedness lust repentance and all

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    [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à E.T.A. Hoffmann 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 sinful monks damesels in distress madness mystery and supernatural elements This is the best book I've read in a while and one I'd like to read again in the futur

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    characters Die Elixiere des Teufels [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à E.T.A. Hoffmann It's not you it's meThe plot itself is uite fascinating My mocking status updates might not have conveyed that very well bu

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    [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) Western civilization since Aristotle I guess anyway he's often blamed for it has long been obsessed with meliorativepejorative dichotomies good and bad right and wrong sin and virtue love and lust you and me While perhaps semi useful in some situations of thought it appears that the complexities of life and culture were

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    Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à E.T.A. Hoffmann [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) E.T.A. Hoffmann à 4 Read & Download See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsLabyrinthine is certainly the word for the plot of this dark mystery Its narrative snakes around sometimes circling sometimes doubling back on itself so I was often absolutely bewildered as to whether I was following Medardus or his doppelganger yet The Devil's Elixirs keeps

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    E.T.A. Hoffmann à 4 Read & Download Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à E.T.A. Hoffmann [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) The Devil's Elixir is a first person narrative of the life of the Capuchin monk Medardus full of sin murder mystery doppelganger love lust and religious frency It's dark and fairytale esk Dreams and reality are often intertwined very cleverly and I have to admit sometimes too clever for me so it felt sometimes nearly incomprehensible to which the writing style added a lot Also the female figures felt very stereotypical and shallow in thei

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    characters Die Elixiere des Teufels E.T.A. Hoffmann à 4 Read & Download Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à E.T.A. Hoffmann I find it hard to wax lyrically about The Devil’s Elixirs by ETA Hoffmann and will keep this review short by my standards The story is about a monk called Medardus who is given trust over a relic which is an elixir given to St Anthony by the Devil Naturally Medardus is unable to resist trying out the elixir and from this point onwards the story gets muddledMedardus is of course corrupted by the elixir and

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    [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) E.T.A. Hoffmann à 4 Read & Download Wow I've read uite a bit of Hoffmann now but I wasn't uite prepared for this It's actually less manic than some of his short stories but it has all of his usual obsessions identity confusion supernatural beings coi

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    [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) E.T.A. Hoffmann à 4 Read & Download characters Die Elixiere des Teufels Ann Radcliffe drops a tab of acidThat’s how this novel length tale from Hoffmann reads A mad gothic romp of murder mystery mistaken identity religious frenzy mania bizarre barbers satanic legacies and Despite b

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    characters Die Elixiere des Teufels [Pdf Read] (Die Elixiere des Teufels) A mad monk pursues a saintly beautiful woman only to be himself pursuedThis story was inspired by The Monk the early Gothic classic but not exactly A riff Hoffmann tells the tale from the monk's point of view as h

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  • Paperback
  • 390
  • Die Elixiere des Teufels
  • E.T.A. Hoffmann
  • English
  • 28 March 2019
  • 9781172855872