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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Combine editions 2 8 Dec 27, Ful framsida; torftig titel. I like writers who had jobs apart from writing, like Kafka or Chekhov; I find they are better writers because of that, even if this meant they had less time to write.

Full of love for Serpentina, he begins his new job the next day.

View all 18 comments. Then, the fantasy part. When she suddenly disappears, he is beside himself. This one is a very short fantasy, so it’s a very quick one and has a very nice prose. And therefore, while in and of itself, the mythical and romantic poetic realm of Atlantis, while the ideals of poetry, fantasy and imagination might not in fact ever be completely open to and for individuals like Heerbrand, Paulmann and Veronika, they are also and nevertheless presented def Der goldne Topf as never inherently negative, problematic or loathsome, but as pleasant, even-tempered, although perhaps and a trifle annoyingly unimaginative, rather mildly tedious personages.

The novellawhich comprises twelve “vigils” chapters, literally “night watches”begins with the clumsy student Anselmus running through the Black Gate in Dresdenwhere he knocks over the basket of wares of a hideous old applemonger, scattering them in all directions.

Doch durch das Aufeinandertreffen mit der Schlange gooldne er zum ersten Mal echte Selbstsicherheit und kann aus dem grauen Alltag ausbrechen, der ihm so viele Stolpersteine in den Weg legt.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anselmus later chances to meet his friend, Assistant Headmaster Paulmann, who invites him to his home.

Given the time it was written in I expected the snake-woman to be a biblical allegory. I was looking for an inviting blend of the real and the unreal. Lindhorst and the parrot are victorious, and the vanquished witch is transformed into a beet.

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To compensate for his offences and to be allowed to return to Atlantis, the Salamander must find loving “childlike and poetic” mates for his three daughters.

Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 24, Aurumora rated it it was amazing Shelves: The reference is to Jacques Callotwho executed brilliantly detailed etchings and drawings in the baroque style.

Now I have always been both enchanted with and somewhat confused by Der goldne Topfnamely because during the course of the presented narrative, the story, reality and fantasy are often so tightly and intensely intertwined that it is often not at all easy to figure out where reality ends and fantasy begins, and vice versa.

Der goldne Topf by E.T.A. Hoffmann

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. AnselmusVeronika PaulmannSerpentina. Published by Reclam first published Hoffmann is a favorite hiffmann mine, not just because I like his writing but also because of his life.

So what is the message of the tale? Trying to thwart Serpentina’s and Anselmus’ togetherness, Veronika who after meeting Anselmus at her father’s house has fallen head over heels in love with the same and wants to hofgmann him hers and hers alone unknowingly hires the old apple monger to produce a love potion for her.

The author increasingly writes himself into his story, and the finished work tea a number of autobiographical allusions and references to contemporary events and places in Dresden. Here follows a free online link to the short story translated into English: Still, he wrote marvelous things.


This magical realism is something I like a lot in his stories. The Salamander himself, however, must wait until his other two daughters are “off his hands” before he can return to this Kingdom of Marvels. And even Veronika is not really in any way a nasty, manipulative or evil individual for she and unknowingly visits the truly evil apple monger not out of a desire to destroy Anselmus but simply because she has fallen hopelessly in love with him and has to realise that his affections are obviously elsewhere, which naturally she wants to change to her advantage.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Veronika enters the world of magic when she avails herself of the service of the applemonger, even though she later withdraws from this world completely to become a proud councilor’s wife.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Langeix has written that a “simple summary becomes entirely inadequate when we attempt to interpret the intricate texture of ambivalence and illusion that [ The Golden Pot ] spreads lavishly before the reader.

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.