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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A mad gothic romp of murder, mystery, mistaken identity, religious frenzy, mania, bizarre barbers, satanic legacies and more. Do Be Quick Dss he meets the beautiful Aurelie, he flees from the monastery in order to lead a covetous and criminal life, his movements governed by desire, coincidence, and fate.

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The plot itself is quite fascinating. It could have done with a little more devil and a little less princes but I’d still recommend it. As other reviewers have noted it gets pretty confusing, though it only really gets confusing when Hoffmann attempts to ‘explain’ all the previous shenanigans After meeting with the Pope and becoming involved in potentially fatal Vatican political intrigue dea suggest elixierd may still have devilish ambitions to power Medardus returns to the German cloister.

Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? History mixed with Fiction. Hoffmann Works published under a pseudonym Works set in monasteries German Gothic novels. Even in the end I wasn’t fully able to comprehend it. Oct 11, George K. Also the somewhat complicated sentence structure was something that bothered me here and there.


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 much any time period from the mid-medieval until its actual time of writing. It felt like you could have cut out at least a third of it and it wouldn’t have made any difference.

The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Die Elixiere des Teufels

After murdering her stepmother the above-mentioned half-sister and brother, Medardus flees to a city. 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. While reading I assumed that Medardus suffers from a degenerative mental disorder, probably something from the broad spectrum of schizophrenia.

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The Devil’s Elixirs

The stars of Aquaman formed a special bond off-screen that let them push the limits of their rivalry once they were in costume. The more diee blog review. The Elixiere is thus not a Bildungsroman, as scholars have sometimes maintained, i. Jahrhunderts und Anfang des This is NOT one of those.

In other languages Add links. I won’t say too much about the book before the meeting but Fie really enjoyed it. Which give the weirdness of many of my choices, is rather impressive!


As we find out, Medardus and the dead man look identical. Search for ” Die Elixiere des Teufels ” on Amazon.

Homolka a tobolka My own self, having become the cruel game of a tekfels coincidence, and dissolving into strange figures, swam anchorless in a sea of all the events which roared down on me like raving waves. Retrieved from ” https: There were some dull moments but on the whole it was very good.

When exactly the story is set is not told, probably sometime in the early 18th century. Only then did German critics realize that it offered far more than a trivial — and thrilling! The only result that after reading pages my thoughts started wandering off, I missed half of the story and when there was some big reveal I was all ‘What did just happen?

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