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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Y con esto nos encontramos con Los elixires del diablo, una novela del siglo XVII que explora el “yo” profundo de la psique humana y que hace vibrar las cuerdas del alma, hasta hacerla estremecer. In his monastery Medardus finds a mystical bottle that contains the titular elixir of the Devil. German History in the Movies.

Having passed himself off for a Polish noble while in prison he is engaged to Aurelie. I loved supporting roles such as the irrepressible Italian barber-dwarf Belcampo and the Prince who flits from fad to fad in order to keep himself entertained. It felt like you could have cut out at least a third of it and it wouldn’t have made any difference.

Therefore the scenes in which the monk goes mad belong to the strongest ones in the book. Deutscher Klassiker Verlag,pp.

The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Die Elixiere des Teufels

In fact, since finishing it, I’ve been contemplating going through it with the intention of trying to unravel the plot further, though this may not be a wise move. Aug 03, pufford rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Elixiee Policy. Reclam,pp. Now it gets really strange. In fact, considering this novel is now over two hundred years old, there is a remarkable lack of superfluous chat and diversions.


Hoffmann, Die Elixiere des Teufels. 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. Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E. The Devil’s Elixirs is predominantly a first-person narrative related by the Capuchin monk Medardus. Free version available on slixiere. The Devil’s Elixirs by E.

A great rlixiere is being held — Aurelie is soon to take her final vows to become a nun. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat In a cloister is preserved among the relics a bottle once left by the devil in the cell of Saint Anthony. View all 17 comments. German History in the Movies. Also the somewhat complicated sentence structure was something that bothered me here and there.

Unbeknownst to all involved, the Count is Medardus’s half-brother and the Count’s lover is his half-sister. Dee ya de su estructura y contenido.

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Open Preview See a Problem? His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach’s famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, ide which Hoffman appears heavily fictionalized as the hero. Share this Rating Title: Edit Storyline Monk Medardus Dieter Laser elixiers, administrator of the relic chamber of a Capuchin monastery, drinks from the elixirs of the devil and is confronted with the dark sides of his soul. Hoffmann Works published under a pseudonym Works set in monasteries German Gothic novels.


Highly entertaining in a 19th century sort of way.

Paperbackpages. EA no volume Subpages. 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”.

Un romanzo faustiano, ottocentesco, delirante e onirico. Events and characters repeat and reflect one another, you’ll probably need a pencil and paper to work out the family relationships and even then I wasn’t entirely sure. Start your free trial.

The Devil’s Elixirs

When exactly the story is set is not told, probably sometime in the early 18th century. 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.

Is it worth reading? Audible Download Audio Books. 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 up an excellent pace throughout so I found it a gripping read.

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