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Der goldne Topf Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free H century and he is one of the key authors of the Romantic movement Between 1781 and 1792 he attended the Lutheran school or Burgschule where he made good progress in classics Ernst showed great talent for piano playing and busied himself with writing and drawing The provincial setting was not however conducive to technical progress and despite his many sided. he s basically stoned all the time

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Der goldne Topf Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Talents he remained relatively ignorant both of classical forms and of the new artistic ideas that were then developing in Germany He had however read Schiller Goethe Swift Sterne Rousseau and Jean Paul and wrote part of a novel called Der Geheimnisvolle His works include Mlle de Scuderi The Golden Flower Pot The Sand Man and Other Stories and The Devil's Elix. ETA Hoffmann is a favorite of mine not just because I like his writing but also because of his life I like writers who had jobs apart from writing like Kafka or Chekhov I find they are better writers because of that even if this meant they had less time to write Hoffmann s day job during most of his life was a very boring one as a clerk in the Prussian Empire judicial system He never had many chances to cultivate himself properly or to lead the artist s life he yearned for Still he wrote marvelous things Der Goldne Topf is in fact a story about dreams and day jobs It is a fight for the soul of the student Anselm between the wizard Lindhorst I guess this is where the opera s villain Chevalier Lindorf comes from and his daughter Serpentine who seduce Anselm with dangerous visions of the realm of poetry and the nice girl who loves him and hopes he would get a nice job at Court The ending is unexpected and totally satisfying The only thing I regret is the sad fate of a black cat I love black cats my own realm of poetry would be filled with them Eleventh Hour A Tale of Compassion Service Power and Politics even if this meant they had less time to write Hoffmann s day job during most of his life was a very boring one as a clerk in the Prussian Empire judicial system He never had many chances to cultivate himself properly or to lead the artist s life he yearned for Still he wrote marvelous things Der Goldne Topf is in fact a story about dreams and day jobs It is a fight for the soul of the student Anselm between the wizard Lindhorst I guess this is where the opera s villain Chevalier Lindorf comes from and his daughter Serpentine who seduce Anselm with dangerous visions of the realm of poetry and the nice girl who loves him and hopes he would get a nice job at Court The Concealed Identity ending is unexpected and totally satisfying The only thing I regret is the sad fate of a black cat I love black cats my own realm of poetry would be filled with them

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Der goldne Topf Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ernst Theodor Amadeus ne Wilhelm Hoffmann 1776 1822 better known by his pen name E T A Hoffmann was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror a jurist composer music critic draftsman and caricaturist He is the subject and hero of Jacues Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann Hoffmann's stories were tremendously influential in the 19t. From the many ETA Hoffmann works of shorter fiction that we read and analysed in my 1986 German Romanticism course at Mount Allison University during my second undergraduate year it was and yes still is his novella Der goldne Topf The Golden Pot in English translation but please do note that I have actually never read this story in English which remains my hands down favourite although I must admit that I have never been all that sure if I would necessarily label Der goldne Topf as a novella as even the author himself even ETA Hoffmann considered it a new fashioned fairy tale ein M rchen aus der neuen ZeitThe basic plot line the storyline of Der goldne Topf comprises twelve chapters which Hoffmann describes as vigils as Nachtwachen and I do have wonder whether this designation by the author is perhaps one of the reasons that occasionally ETA Hoffmann has been considered as the possible author of the anonymous satire Nachtwachen von Bonaventura which is now though usually thought to have been penned by August KlingemannAlthough as already mentioned above ETA Hoffmann considers his Der goldne Topf as being basically a contemporary fairy tale or at least contemporary and modern for the late 18th and early 19th centuries the story actually begins realistically enough and in an actual and bona fide German city in Dresden The by nature physically clumsy and awkward university student Anselmus rushes through the famous Black Gate upending an old apple monger s crate of produce with the latter reacting not only angrily but actually cursing Anselmus calling him a child of Satan and predicting that he soon will become incased and incarcerated in crystal Much perturbed and a bit frightened Anselmus flees to the River Elbe and it is there that reality and fantasy for the first time become intermingled and intertwined as Anselmus sees three beautiful and graceful singing snakes dancing amongst the leaves of an elder tree falling in love with the most beautiful one a delicate and sweet voiced blue eyed serpent who though soon disappears leaving Anselmus longing and passionate Will Anselmus be able to circumvent the machinations of philistine reality mostly in the form of his friend Paulmann s amorous daughter Veronika and make the lovely and esoterically poetic Serpentina his bride and the famous magician and alchemist Lindhorst his father in law a scenario that both Lindhorst and Anselmus actually much desire for the former for Lindhorst may only return from his banishment and exile from the mythical realm of Atlantis where he was a Salamander a spirit of fire and flame if he succeeds in marrying off his three serpentine daughters to appropriate human mates and with appropriate is meant poetic spiritual childlike and never too bourgeoisTrying to thwart Serpentina s and Anselmus togetherness Veronika who after meeting Anselmus at her father s house has fallen head over heels in love with the same and wants to make him hers and hers alone unknowingly hires the old apple monger to produce a love potion for her However the apple witch is than what she appears to be is not just an old crone who occasionally dabbles with and in magical potions No she is in fact very much a dangerous and vicious enemy of Lindhorst and her specific and very targeted magic causes Anselmus to doubt himself to doubt Lindhorst and his daughters finally splashing ink on one of Lindhorst s precious manuscripts which to and for the latter entails such a major and unforgivable faux pax that the enraged magician imprisons Anselmus in a glass bottle like the prediction of the old apple monger although thankfully Lindhorst soon does realise that Anselmus has been under the influence of hostile malevolent forces beyond his control and releases him from his crystal prison after having battled and overcome his enemy the apple witch and turning her of all things into a large and rather misshapen beet not only funny but delightfully mundane lowbrowAnd while Veronika finally accepts a marriage proposal from Registrar Heerbrand we at the end of Der goldne Topf learn that Anselmus and Serpentina are indeed now married however while the two of them are indeed and happily residing at Lindhorst s country estate in Atlantis Lindhorst the mythical Atlantis Salamander must still remain in Dresden must still remain separated from Atlantis from the realm of myth until he has married off his remaining daughters to appropriate read romantic poetic bridegrooms and please note that at least for ETA Hoffmann poetry means not simply rhyming lyricism but actually any type of creative writing periodNow I have always been both enchanted with and somewhat confused by Der goldne Topf namely because during the course of the presented narrative the story reality and fantasy are often so tightly and intensely intertwined that it is often not at all easy to figure out where reality ends and fantasy begins and vice versa And while imagination poetic striving and following one s instincts are generally regarded as important essential and as such positive than being simply logical Hoffmann also does not ever completely and absolutely reject reality and realism but seemingly tries to find a golden mean and sorry no pun intended with regard to the title with regard to der goldne Topf a combination of fantasy and reality of imagination and logic a harmony of nature and modernity with the poetic definitely situated above the prosaic but the latter also not simply and utterly being rejected out of hand either Thus in Der goldne Topf reality is not ever simply denigrated and rejected rather it is interwoven with and by the realm of the fantastical and while poetry and the imagination are of course and indeed naturally presented by the author by ETA Hoffmann as positively shining sparkling than mundane reality the two are actually also never seem as total polar opposites as enemies but as two specific aspects two specific and important components of what the world what the universe means and is And while Hoffmann does always and indeed show his contempt towards the truly philistine and bourgeois narrow mindedness indolence self entitlement the characters of both Heerbrand and Paulmann are for example very clearly depicted and portrayed as perhaps a bit unimaginative but as always pleasant convivial and accepting of both Anselmus and Lindhorst their personalities might be staid and their emotions a bit stagnant but they are generous and for all intents and purposes true friends And even Veronika is not really in any way a nasty manipulative or evil individual for she and unknowingly visits the truly evil apple monger not out of a desire to destroy Anselmus but simply because she has fallen hopelessly in love with him and has to realise that his affections are obviously elsewhere which naturally she wants to change to her advantage And really far from the mundane the philistine reality being in any way wholly approached as dangerous or considered as evil the one and main true villain of Hoffmann s Der goldne Topf the old apple woman is actually and in fact even if she at first seems and appears as simply a mundane and inoffensive old peasant hawking her ware an inhabitant of the realm of fantasy a mythical and esoteric foe from Lindhorst s Atlantis past and likely related to or sent by Phosphorus the Prince of Spirits who banished Lindhorst from Atlantis in the first place And therefore while in and of itself the mythical and romantic poetic realm of Atlantis while the ideals of poetry fantasy and imagination might not in fact ever be completely open to and for individuals like Heerbrand Paulmann and Veronika they are also and nevertheless presented in Der goldne Topf as never inherently negative problematic or loathsome but as pleasant even tempered although perhaps and a trifle annoyingly unimaginative rather mildly tedious personages


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  • Paperback
  • 96
  • Der goldne Topf
  • E.T.A. Hoffmann
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 9781409905301