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In “Elixiere des Teufels” wird die fiktive Lebensgeschichte des Mönch Medardus erzählt, der durch seine Geburt her mit einer Sünde befleckt ist und dadurch. DIE ELIXIERE DES TEUFELS. The Devil’s Elixir (by T. A. Hoffmann, ); has held for a century a leading place among the shudder-tales of. Today, Die Elixiere des Teufels; The Devil’s Elixirs () represents a canonical text within the corpus of Romanticism. Interestingly however, Hoffmann’s.

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Die Elixiere des Teufels – German Literature

The more extended blog review. Hoffmann ha scorto per primo gli spettri di Berlino, e ne trae spunto per le sue opere. This translation was originally published in and was a joy to read. It didn’t add to the atmosphere which was admittedly quite creepythe characters or anything.

The 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.

No one is perfect, or totally evil, wholly a sinner or a saint: 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. Apr yeufels, Linda rated it really liked it.

Highly entertaining in a 19th century sort of way. But the devil dressed in a monk’s habit and under the name Viktorin Andrzej Kopiczynski intervenes in Franziskus’s destiny and attempts to lead him astray.

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He knows that her father would never allow her to marry xie. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Free version available on zeno. The female characters are, perhaps unsurprisingly for a book of this vintage, less convincing and their only being seen though Medardus’ eyes elixiers them too stereotypically for my 21st century tastes – essentially mother figures or temptress virgins.

He arrives at a prince’s court, soon followed by Aurelie. Add the first question.

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Un romanzo faustiano, ottocentesco, delirante e onirico. Brother Medardus, to keep his imperiled fame as a preacher, drinks, and gains an ide new life for evil. The charismatic monk Medardus becomes implicated in a deadly mystery against his will. Eso la hace una historia exquisitamente agobiante, con pasajes que sinceramente me dieron miedo.

The book is remarkable, even in comparison with Hoffmann’s other tales of terror, for its exhaustless invention, the realistic illusion of its utter unreality, and its power to grip the imagination, while the author seems to smile with doe irony at his own power. The book was published in and I think the early 19th century German fits the rather dark story pretty well. Learn more More Like This. To ask other readers questions about The Devil’s Elixirsplease teufdls up. Questo tipo di romanzi proliferavano nel romanzo nero e gotico inglese e mai il romanzo nero era arrivato a queste scelleratezze ed efferatezze estreme.

A mad gothic romp of murder, mystery, mistaken identity, religious frenzy, mania, bizarre barbers, satanic legacies and more. There were some dull moments but on the whole it was very good. 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 xes and attitudes.


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As we find out, Medardus and the dead man look identical. Full Cast and Crew. There were some dull moments but on I started reading this month’s [info]bibliogoth book on the way to Bath. After being sent from his cloister to Rome, he finds a Count, disguised as a monk as a means of seeing his lover, and pushes him whether intentionally or not is ambiguous from a “Teufelssitz” “devil’s perch”. For example, he takes shelter with in a forest lodge where there is a “mad monk.

If you’re looking for a cosy Victorian ghost story then look elsewhere, but if you enjoy the sheer inspired lunacy of the gothic, and you’re prepared to go along for the ride, then you may well like this. The Elixiere is thus not a Bildungsroman, as scholars have sometimes maintained, i.

Retrieved from ” https: My own self, having become the cruel game of a capricious coincidence, and dissolving into strange figures, swam anchorless in a sea of all the events which roared down on me like raving waves. Medardus cannot resist the devil’s elixir, which has been entrusted to him and which awakens in him sensual desires.