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A study of the major novellas of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Birgit Röder

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A study of the major novellas of E.T.A. Hoffmann
Title
A study of the major novellas of E.T.A. Hoffmann
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Birgit Röder
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Language
eng
Summary
Analysis of the novellas of the German Romantic writer and composer, focusing on the issues of art and the artist. The German Romantic writer and composer E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) - perhaps best known to the English-speaking world through his 'Nutcracker' and through Jacques Offenbach's opera 'Tales of Hoffmann' - struggled to convince his predominantly bourgeois public of the merits of art and literature. Not surprisingly, many of his most important novellas are bound up with the dilemmas of art and the challenges faced by the Romantic artist, and it is these 'Künstlernovellen' that are the focus of this study. Birgit Röderargues that Hoffmann's artists are not simply individuals who create works of art, but rather figures through whom the author explores the predicament of those who reject the conventional world of bourgeois reality and seek to assert the claims of the imagination in a world dominated by prosaic rationalism. Contrary to previous scholars however, Röder demonstrates that Hoffmann's novellas clearly warn against a view of art as an autonomous aesthetic realm cut off from the world of reality. This is particularly apparent in Röder's analysis of gender relations in Hoffmann's oeuvre - especially the relationship between (male) artist and (female) muse - which underlines the extent to which art, literature, and the imagination are inseparably bound up with the prevailing social reality. The novellas that are given extensive consideration are 'Das Fräulein von Scuderi, Der Sandmann, Die Jesuiterkirche in G., Die Fermate, Der Artushof, Don Juan, Das Sanctus,' and 'Rat Krespel'. Birgit Röder teaches German language and literature at the University of Reading, UK
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UkCbUP
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1965-
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Röder, Birgit
Dewey number
833/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2361.Z5
LC item number
R63 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Hoffmann, E. T. A.
Label
A study of the major novellas of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Birgit Röder
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Der Sandmann
  • II.
  • Love
  • 4.
  • Die Jesuiterkirche in G.
  • 5.
  • Die Fermate
  • 6.
  • Der Artushof
  • III.
  • Chronology of E.T.A. Hoffmann's Life and Works
  • Death
  • 7.
  • Don Juan
  • 8.
  • Das Sanctus
  • 9.
  • Rat Krespel
  • 1.
  • Hoffmann and the Romantic Dilemma
  • I.
  • Madness
  • 2.
  • Das Fraulein von Scuderi
  • 3.
Control code
CR9781571136305
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132710
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A study of the major novellas of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Birgit Röder
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Der Sandmann
  • II.
  • Love
  • 4.
  • Die Jesuiterkirche in G.
  • 5.
  • Die Fermate
  • 6.
  • Der Artushof
  • III.
  • Chronology of E.T.A. Hoffmann's Life and Works
  • Death
  • 7.
  • Don Juan
  • 8.
  • Das Sanctus
  • 9.
  • Rat Krespel
  • 1.
  • Hoffmann and the Romantic Dilemma
  • I.
  • Madness
  • 2.
  • Das Fraulein von Scuderi
  • 3.
Control code
CR9781571136305
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132710
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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