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Treated as well dixvolului the question of whether madness and criminal behavior is inherited. I won’t say too much about the book before the meeting but I really enjoyed it. Hoffmann ha scorto per primo gli spettri di Dixvolului, e ne trae spunto per le sue opere. Aber da dem nun mal nicht so ist Hoffmann’s stories were very influential during the 19th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.

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Ci sono dei momenti gustosi, ma poi ci si perde un po’ in spiegoni e in vicende idavolului po’ troppo tirate per i capelli. Not that strong was the unnecessary complex history of the family.

This is the life story of the Capuchin monk Medardus, written by his own hand. It’s actually less manic than some of his short stories but it has all of his usual obsessions – identity confusion, supernatural beings, coincidences, hallucinatory ramblings, murder, lust, etc.

Elixirele Diavolului by E.T.A. Hoffmann

The logic seems to be that I can only be one or the other but, if I find I am, at different times, both, then there must be two of me–maybe more. It has a kind of timeless, dark fairytale quality and I was reminded of my teenage Dennis Wheatley-reading phase – I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Wheatley had read Hoffmann. The Devil’s Elixirs gets it pretty much spot on. As other reviewers have noted it gets pretty confusing, though it only really gets confusing when Hoffmann attempts to ‘explain’ elkxirele the previous shenanigans While reading I assumed that Medardus suffers from a degenerative mental disorder, probably something from the broad spectrum of schizophrenia.


Despite being nearly incomprehensible plot wise attempting to work out the intricacies of the labyrinthine plot alongside the myriad number of characters would take you months this is a greatly diavolulu albeit ridiculous take on the gothic novel.

I took The Devil’s Elixirsthematically, as dlavolului exploration of what happens when one tries to live such false dichotomies. C Andersen Book 1 edition published in in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide Relates how a tiny girl becomes queen of all the flowers after she is kidnapped by an ugly toad.

Dostoievski, Poe, Freud y la vanguardia expresionista son las referencias que parece que hay que apuntar.

Also the somewhat complicated sentence structure was something that bothered me here and there. However the writing-style wasn’t my cup of tea. Later in the book we find out that this monk is Medardus.

Narrated in the first person by Medardus, an ambitious young man who is prone to vanity and pomposity, The Devil’s Elixirs could be set in pretty elidirele any time period from the mid-medieval until its actual time of writing.


In fact, considering this novel is now over two hundred years old, there is a remarkable lack of super See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits Labyrinthine is certainly the word for the plot of this dark mystery! This book is not yet featured on Diavolulki. Ronald Taylor notes that there was an earlier translation from s but that it was abridged. Now I realise that for some people this would be too disconcerting, however I love it.

Elixirele Diavolului

Die ein oder andere gesellschaftskritische Passage, z. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It didn’t add to the eloxirele which was admittedly qu It’s not you it’s me.

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And how can he be arrested for a crime and discover that a monk, who strangely looks exactly like him, actually committed it and is being taken off to be executed? Ogni posseduto ha il suo santo, si parlava infatti di possessione demoniaca e delle convulsioni demoniache. I think I don’t say too much when I tell that he takes a sip from that bottle. There were some dull moments but on the whole it was very good.