Der goldne Topf has ratings and 55 reviews. Manybooks said: From the many E.T.A. Hoffmann works of shorter fiction that we read and analysed in my. Like most of Hoffmann’s texts, Der goldne Topf is informed by its author’s E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Golden Pot and Other Tales (Oxford: Oxford University Press. E. T. A. HOFFMANN’S DER GOLDNE TOPF: ITS ROMANTIC MYTH. By Kenneth Negus. AMONG THE MANY new areas of literary art explored by German.

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Want to Read saving…. In this novella, or fairy tale as Hoffmann calls it, the imaginary part is really very unreal and exaggerated, therefore not a lot to my liking. It is plot oriented. Serpentina is the most lovely creature ever and lives happily ever after with her topd husband in Atlantis.

Hoffmann’s letter indicates that he originally planned a shallow, joking story. As punishment, the enraged Archivist imprisons him in a crystal bottle on a shelf in his library.

Der goldne Topf

I would say that I had some problems with German with the magical parts: She reviles him prophetically with the words “Yes, run!

View all 8 comments. But maybe it’s better this way because it were even longer and more boring, haha. Das Motiv des Wahnsinns findet sich hier ebenfalls, wenn auch nicht so stark wie bspw. What we normally would call the “real” world is intertwined with a “supernatural” realm inhabited by elemental spirits, but in Hoffmann’s tale, the fantastic is the real. To tell the truth, both main characters, Anselmus and Veronika, will find at the end what they wanted, though they had to go through a lot of magic, curses, witchcraft and whatever.


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This golldne story was such a weird surprise. I must have read it or parts of it odd times since and the magic remains intact.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I boldne, it is quite an original fairytale with a unique style, but something I just couldn’t really get into or relate to.

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May 27, Sauerkirsche rated it really liked it Shelves: Hoffmann’s stories were very influential during the 19th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.

Hoffmann is etq favorite of mine, not just because I like his writing but also because of his life. Although the final story was more serious than the one originally planned, The Golden Pot still contains a great deal of humor.

On what is to be his first day of work, however, the old applemonger appears before him at the Archivist’s door, and, consumed with terror, Anselmus falls unconscious and fails to assume his new position. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its gpldne remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

The narrator, who previously has told the story in the usual manner, inserts himself into the tale and reports to the gentle reader on the difficulty he is having in bringing his account to an end. Tofp the letter, the reader learns that Anselmus has married Serpentina and now lives happily with her on the country estate of the Salamander in Atlantis.

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The author comes down on the side of fantasy although he does acknowledge that choosing to live in reality is a better choice for the prosaic. Quotes from Der goldne Topf. One of them, who has marvelous blue eyes, stretches herself snakes are grammatically feminine in German out towards him, and he instantly falls in love with her.


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.

Hoffmann saw things we could not have thought of and wrote them down in a way that compels us to believe them. The telling is without atmosphere. Ich sage nur man muss es gelesen haben. Ful framsida; torftig titel. This does not occur here. It was kind of distracting. In a number of scenes, the reader cannot help but laugh, or at least smile, at the antics of supernatural beings at large in the everyday world of the proud and proper citizens of Dresden.

In this novella, or fairy tale as Hoffmann calls glodne, the imaginary part is really very unreal and exaggerated, therefore not a Among all the short stories, novellas and fictional books by Hoffmann that I’ve read in the original language German this has been the most difficult one.

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