Der Kampf der Sänger

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 7, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 74 pages
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Originally published in 1926, as part of the Cambridge Plain Texts series, this volume contains the complete text of E. T. A. Hoffmann's Der Kampf der Sänger. The story is presented in German with a short editorial introduction in English. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Hoffmann and German literature.
 

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Section 1
1
Section 2
65
Section 3
66
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German writer, composer, and painter ErnstTheodor Amadeus Hoffman was born in Konigsberg, Prussia in 1776. After beginning a career in the law, Hoffman turned to music, working as a conductor, music director, and critic, and later composing a ballet, an opera, and other works. He established himself as a writer with the four-volume story collection Phatasiestucke in Callier Manier (Fantasy Stories in the Manner of Callot), which was published in 1814-1815. Even though he published several novels and story collections, including Nachtstucke (Hoffman's Strange Stories, 1817) and Die Serapionsbruder (The Serapion Brethren, 1819-1821), Hoffman continued to support himself as a legal official in Berlin. This struggle between artistry and bureaucracy is played out in many of his works. Hoffman died of progressive paralysis in 1822.

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