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by Ritchie Robertson,E. T. A. Hoffmann




Hoffmann, among the greatest and most popular of the German Romantics, is renowned for his humorous and sometimes horrifying tales of supernatural beings. This selection, while stressing the variety of his work, focuses on those stories in which the real and the supernatural are brought into contact and conflict. This new translation includes The Golden Pot, The Sandman, Princess Brambilla, Master Flea, and My Cousin's Corner Window.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Download The Golden Pot and Other Tales: A New Translation by Ritchie Robertson (Oxford World's Classics) epub
ISBN: 0199552479
ISBN13: 978-0199552474
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Ritchie Robertson,E. T. A. Hoffmann
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2009)
Pages: 464 pages
ePUB size: 1115 kb
FB2 size: 1424 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 120
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Timberahue
I have always known that E.T.A Hoffmann was a brilliant writer and a talent of magnitude in many other areas. I will go one step further and say that in my opinion, there is no better writer of grown-up fairy tales than Hoffman that I know of. Oscar Wilde is close in his fairy tales but they are usually short and not as developed as Hoffmann's.

You can call him a romantic author of fairy tales, fiction, horror or fantasy but few authors have the ability to visualize such well thought out tales as Master Flea.
When it come to imagination, I can't help but think that the great Sci-Fi writer Frank Herbert must have read and been influenced by Hoffmann.

The Sandman is brilliant and the Golden Pot is even better. I am not sure why Hoffman is so obscure. He had tremendous imagination. I didn't like My Cousin's Corner Window as much but The Sandman, The Golden Pot and Master Flea are easily worth the price of the book even if it were double.
Vetalol
Bought this book for a class, overall great quality.
Anararius
If Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy, then in my opinion E.T.A. Hoffmann is it's grandfather. His stories are engaging, descriptive and beautifully written.
Leniga
Great edition.
BOND
Wonderful book.
Shliffiana
Interesting tale
Ausstan
I know this marvellous Hoffmann prose in its original german, and I must really say that the translation
is really marvellous as well. Complimenti. Dr.J.Koch
interesting story. There was rumor and innuendo that the "Book of Mormon" was plagiarized in part or whole even--from this. I have now read both and I don't see it. This is basically a story of romance, the supernatural, and some horror tossed in for good measure--of which I will not summarize because many others have done one and same. This is a classic and an old one, that is translated (it says new translation by Ritchie Robertson) because there are numerous translations from the original German. E.T.A. Hoffman is a very interesting character supposedly writing the original "nutcracker" but Tchaikovsky thought it was too dark and too gloomy so someone else tweeked it a bit, (I think Dumas from Count of Monte Christo fame) Anyway, I don't know all those details, I am only pointing out that this is a piece of classic literature that is a great read. I think our schools--mainly public high schools, should require more of these kinds of books like they did when I was in high school. They dont now as much and I think its a shame. Anyway, I highly recommend this particular book. Its easy fun and interesting, in large part to Ritchie Robertsons translation.