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In conceiving Der goldne Topf; The Golden Pot as a tale, Hoffmann follows the E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Golden Pot and Other Tales (Oxford: Oxford University. “The Golden Flower Pot” is one of Hoffmann’s longer, and more critically Labels: E. T. A. Hoffmann, Romanticism, Tales of Hoffmann. The Golden Pot and Other Tales. E. T. A. Hoffmann Edited and translated by Ritchie Robertson. September ISBN: pages. Paperback.

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Hoffmann saw things we could not have thought of and wrote them down in a way that compels us to believe them. Aug 04, Laissez Farrell marked it as to-read.

Big Al rated it really liked it Apr 23, On the very first page, the witch warns Anselmus that he’ll end up imprisoned in the crystal, and the Archivarius makes good on that promise, imprisoning Anselmus in a crystal bottle which is rather There, he meets Paulmann’s blue-eyed daughter, Veronika, who falls in love with him. At the conclusion of Dictionary of the Khazarsthe narrator talks directly to the reader, imagining the room the reader is sitting in while reading the book, etc.

I am not sure why Hoffman is so obscure. Hoffmann could write beautifully — “The Golden Pot” a case in point.

Dust & Corruption: Tales of Hoffmann: The Golden Flower Pot

This duality is reflected in the duplicity of characters. This is a symptom of the larger problem with interpreting Hoffmann, which I’ll get to later that the witch is actually Veronica’s old nanny, Liese. Just don’t My absolute favorite fairytale since I was very little, it completely shaped the way I think and feel.


Like the applemonger, the Queen is associated with both the night and the lowly realm of the earth. While “The Golden Pot” does hang together quite well, the other tales were surreal, filled with characters with multiple identities, shape-shifting continually. I don’t think so. Even before those two though, you had William Beckford and a number of other writers of “Oriental” tales inspired by the Arabian Nights.

Now it becomes a love triangle: Unlike Grimm’s, Perrault’s, or even H.

Der goldne Topf; The Golden Pot – German Literature

Full of love for Serpentina, he begins his new job the next day. The Salamander himself, however, must wait until his other two daughters are “off his hands” before he can return to this Kingdom of Marvels. This makes it seem like the witch is merely warning Anselmus—after all, none of this is her fault. From the pot has sprung a bright lily that represents the love, happiness, and fulfillment of the young couple. Trivia About The Golden Pot an Anyway, she’s interested in Anselmus: The Sandman of course is an absolute classic story that is truly unsettling to read.

Occasionally the author will talk to the reader, as many authors often to do “Can you imagine, dear reader, what it would be like to He also meets Registrar Heerbrand, who procures for him a job copying old manuscripts for Archivist Lindhorst, an eccentric alchemist and magician. I only read “The Sandman” for class but it was e.t.a.hofffmann good. Then we go about reading the influences.


The Golden Pot and Other Tales

In the final vigil, Hoffmann employs an unusual narrative device. After encountering Serpentina with her crystalline voice and her magical golden pot, the clumsy hero Anselmus finds himself torn between the marvellous snake-girl and the bourgeois Dresden girl Veronika with her comforting, steaming pot of soup. A clumsy student named Anselmus trips over a thing of apples one day, and an old woman the apple seller starts screeching at him, telling him he’ll end up in the crystal.

If you made it all the way to here, I congratulate you.

Run, you child of Satan! It turns out to be the story of Archivist Lindhorst, who in reality is a salamander, the Elemental Spirit of Fire, who has been banished from the Land of Atlantis by Phosphorus, the Prince of Spirits, and must enter mankind’s prosaic existence on earth. Passages from other letters written in suggest that this change was brought about by a process that Hoffmann describes as a continuing opening of his internal self.

Hoffmann, however, consistently seems to implicate someone else entirely—namely, himself. Reclam,pp. Anselmus thinks this is a good idea, so he looks up Archivarius Lindhoorst.

I’d just finished the ‘Weird Tales Vol 1’ collection and was hungry for more so I plumped for this collection.