Der goldne Topf has ratings and 55 reviews. Manybooks said: From the many E.T.A. Hoffmann works of shorter fiction that we read and analysed in my. Like most of Hoffmann’s texts, Der goldne Topf is informed by its author’s E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Golden Pot and Other Tales (Oxford: Oxford University Press. E. T. A. HOFFMANN’S DER GOLDNE TOPF: ITS ROMANTIC MYTH. By Kenneth Negus. AMONG THE MANY new areas of literary art explored by German.

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Full of love for Serpentina, he begins his new job the next day. Aug 08, merimnao rated it did not like it.

Der goldne Topf

Veronika, who fears that she will lose Anselmus, turns for help to the old applemonger in the guise of a friendly old womanwho casts a magic metal mirror during the night of the autumnal equinox.

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The Archivist realizes that Anselmus had been under the influence of a “hostile principle,” forgives him, and frees him from the bottle. It is a celebration golsne love, myth, magic and inspiration. Der Goldne Topf is, in fact a story about dreams and day jobs.

Anselmus later chances to etq his friend, Assistant Headmaster Paulmann, who invites him to his home. I saw the real and the imaginary side by side, but they did not blend.

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Will Anselmus be able to circumvent the machinations of philistine reality mostly in the form of his friend Paulmann’s amorous daughter Veronika and make the lovely and esoterically poetic Serpentina his bride and the famous magician and alchemist Lindhorst his father-in-law, a scenario that both Lindhorst and Anselmus actually much desire, for the former, for Lindhorst, may only return from his banishment and exile from the mythical realm of Atlantis where he was a Salamander, a spirit of fire and flame if he succeeds in marrying off his three serpentine daughters to appropriate human mates, and with “appropriate” is meant poetic, spiritual, childlike and never too bourgeois.


Hoffmann is a favorite of mine, not just because I like his writing but also because of his life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I would say that I had some problems with German with the magical parts: Maybe it was done on purpose, but it made it feel a little.

Der goldne Topf; The Golden Pot – German Literature

Aug 15, Sebastian rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Hofmann, diary entries, and essays that Hoffmann wrote as he was working on The Golden Pot indicate that it was written goldnr one of the most unsettled periods of his life. The author increasingly writes himself into his story, and the finished work contains a number of autobiographical allusions and references to contemporary events and places in Dresden.

Among all the short stories, novellas and fictional hffmann by Hoffmann that I’ve read in the original language German this has been the most difficult one. Hoffmann German novels German novellas German romantic fiction. This tension is characteristic for all his tales and indeed for most of his works. The story is composed of events.

I had these problems above all with the explanation of why Lindhorst had been sent away from Atlantis, and with a part dedicated to the life of a witch that cursed Anselmus, the main character.

Fantastical, beautiful, gorgeously and lyrically written, wonderfully quirky and imaginative, dreamlike and funny. I must have read it or parts of it odd times since and the magic remains intact. Here follows a free online link to the short story translated into English: An author must make them live and breathe for the reader. The only thing I regret, is the sad fate of a black cat. I won’t write about the plot because it’s pretty complicated and confused. He promises to marry her as soon as he becomes a Court Councilor.

This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Though written in it is filled with the colours and ideas that would become central to the Symboliste movement.


Wer immer dachte, dass Klassiker langweilig sind, der wird hier in den Bildern der neu entworfenen Welt des Autoren eines Besseren belehrt. German Wikisource has original text related to this article: First of all, the characters are totally blank and one-dimensional, as the romance plots are. This short story was such a weird surprise.

I surely missed some details but I was however able to understand the meaning of those parts, though I like to understand every single word. No trivia or quizzes yet. Hoffmann considers his Der goldne Topf as being basically a contemporary fairy tale or at least, contemporary and modern for the late 18th and early 19th centuriesthe story actually begins realistically enough and in an actual and bona fide German city, in Dresden.

When she suddenly disappears, he is beside himself. What is better reality or your hallucinatory world of fantasy. Only do we care about what happens to them if we come to care about them. Then, the fantasy part. Views Read Edit View history. I got this book in a smaller Russian bookstore in haste, so I could read while waiting in the gardens; Strange selection in the first place for the store, since it’s shelved under ‘language learning’.

Das kann ja nur gut werden! I want to feel empathy for them. In the penultimate vigil of the novella, Veronika accepts a marriage ded from Heerbrand, who meanwhile has become a Court Councilor.

Aug 12, Czarny Pies rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I might write a paper on it. His work consists of making exact copies of Arabic and Coptic texts that he cannot decipher. Trivia About Der goldne Topf.