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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A mad gothic romp of murder, mystery, mistaken identity, religious frenzy, mania, bizarre barbers, satanic legacies and more.

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When exactly the story is set is not told, probably sometime in the early 18th century. Although Hoffmann himself teufeld not particularly religious, he was nevertheless so strongly impressed by the life and atmosphere on a visit to a monastery of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchinthat he determined to write the novel in that religious setting.

Add the first question. Use the HTML below. This is the life story of the Capuchin monk Medardus, written by his own hand. The characters seemed more developed than in the Monk and I really enjoyed the madness aspect.

Those diseases were still unknown at the time the story is set, and were attributed to the temptations of the eternal adversary, a. After murdering her stepmother the above-mentioned half-sister and brother, Medardus flees to a city.

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His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach’s teeufels opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffman appears heavily fictionalized as the hero. The book was published in and I think the early 19th century German fits the rather dark story pretty well.

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I started reading this month’s [info]bibliogoth book on the way to Bath. Characteristically for Hoffmann and the Romantic tradition, the narrative composition of the Elixiere is such as to offer multiple perspectives. But it has Hoffmann’s stamp.


Valerie and Her Week of Wonders The Devil’s Elixirs is described by some literary critics as fitting into the Gothic novel genre called Schauerroman in German. This translation was originally published in and was a joy to read. This is NOT one of those.

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Hoffmann is known rie his Nutcracker story and the tales behind The Tales of Hoffmann opera. I loved supporting roles such as the irrepressible Italian barber-dwarf Eds and the Prince who flits from fad to fad in order to keep himself entertained. Hoffmann novelManfred Purzer. As other reviewers have noted it ge Wow! In his monastery Medardus finds a mystical bottle that contains the titular elixir of the Devil. Nice to know that only Gothic, as a genre and perhaps Sterne’s satirewas able to predict the most original techniques to come of 20th century literature.

The Devil’s Elixirs 5. Questo tipo di romanzi proliferavano nel romanzo nero e gotico inglese e mai il romanzo nero era arrivato a queste scelleratezze ed efferatezze estreme. 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 eluxiere this novel.

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Trivia About The Devil’s Elixirs. View all 4 comments. 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 diie that it becomes oneiric in the later modernist tradition of Kafka and Bruno Schulz.

Czech sci-fi and fantasy: The plot itself is quite fascinating. The narrative is therefore crazy and engrossing and wickedly clever. Dec 19, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mail to author for translation Mikor a zarda fonoknoje meghal, az utodlas kerdeseben ket partra szakad a kolostor. The Devil’s Elixirs German: This is without doubt one of the most bizarre and disturbing books I’ve ever read. A great fest is being held — Aurelie is soon to take her final vows to become a nun.


Oh, and did I mention of top of all this there is a doppelganger? I guess even Hoffmann had to keep his mind on the journey or he would have lost the thread himself! Though I’m not entirely sure how I might have forgotten it Paperbackpages. View all 17 comments. Much easier to read and more engaging than other gothic novels I’ve read and even in translation the style was very good.

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. Tal vez las distintas historias que se relatan dentro de la principal suenan un tanto repetitivas, pero son necesarias para entender como eclosiona todo al final.

Unbeknownst to all involved, the Count is Medardus’s half-brother and the Count’s lover is his half-sister. OK, granted this is opera plot level daft, with emotional swings along the lines elixier love – hate – love – stab sometimes within sentences of one anotherbut I rather like it. Learn more More Like Elixierw.

The charismatic monk Medardus becomes implicated in a deadly mystery against his will. I’ve read quite a bit of Hoffmann now but I wasn’t quite prepared for this. History mixed with Fiction. The one hundred best of all times.