Meister Martin der küfner und seine Gesellen

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 7, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 86 pages
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First published in 1951, as part of the Cambridge Plain Texts series, this volume presents E. T. A. Hoffmann's novella Meister Martin der Küfner und seine Gesellen in the original German. A short editorial introduction and bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Hoffmann and German literature.

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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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