History Creator / ETAHoffmann

1st Sep '17 4:03:10 PM nombretomado
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This led to a [[RockBottom troubled time in Hoffmann’s life]] during which he faced poverty, separation from his wife, and the death of his infant daughter, while looking for employment all over [[AllTheLittleGermanies Germany]]. For the following years (spent in Bamberg, Leipzig and Dresden), Hoffmann worked as a theatre manager, music teacher, stagehand, decorator, playwright, and musical director, but neither of these jobs lasted so long or was so well paid as to put him out of financial troubles. In 1813, he was again overtaken by war when the family experienced the Battle of Dresden.

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This led to a [[RockBottom troubled time in Hoffmann’s life]] during which he faced poverty, separation from his wife, and the death of his infant daughter, while looking for employment all over [[AllTheLittleGermanies [[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies Germany]]. For the following years (spent in Bamberg, Leipzig and Dresden), Hoffmann worked as a theatre manager, music teacher, stagehand, decorator, playwright, and musical director, but neither of these jobs lasted so long or was so well paid as to put him out of financial troubles. In 1813, he was again overtaken by war when the family experienced the Battle of Dresden.
21st Dec '16 4:02:16 PM JulianLapostat
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* AerithAndBob: Hoffmann enjoyed peppering his words with weird names and titles. Some of them are obscure, others are latinate renderings of familiar names but expect to find his stories filled with the likes of Anselmus, Meradus, Lindhorst, Brambilla, Dapertutto alongside Antonia, Veronica, Tobias Martin and others.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]] His story ''Don Juan'' introduces the idea that Donna Anna in Mozart's Theatre/DonGiovanni is secretly in love with Giovanni.


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* BettyAndVeronica: A common trope among Hoffmann male protagonists is a struggle between a down-to-earth normal girl and a more exotic and potentially dangerous woman: Klara and Olimpia in ''The Sandman'', the Narrator's Wife and Giulietta in ''A New Year Eve's Adventure''. His story ''The Golden Pot'' even has a girl named Veronica only here she's the Betty, while the Veronica for Anselmus is Serpentina.
22nd Aug '16 10:01:28 PM Homemaderat
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* "The Artushof"
22nd Aug '16 9:17:52 PM Homemaderat
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* "Literature/TheArtushof"
22nd Jun '16 1:43:02 AM PaulA
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* "Literature/TheEntail"
* "Literature/MademoiselleDeScuderi"
* "Literature/TheMinesOfFalun"
* "Literature/TheNutcrackerAndTheMouseKing": Best known as the basis for Tchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' ballet.
* "Literature/TheSandman"

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* "Literature/TheEntail"
"The Entail"
* "Literature/MademoiselleDeScuderi"
"Mademoiselle de Scuderi"
* "Literature/TheMinesOfFalun"
"The Mines of Falun"
* "Literature/TheNutcrackerAndTheMouseKing": "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King": Best known as the basis for Tchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' ballet.
* "Literature/TheSandman""The Sandman"
22nd Jun '16 1:42:01 AM PaulA
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** Hoffmann qualifies as well. His writing style was highly innovative, but authors like Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe couldn't wrap his head around his works. By his superiors, Hoffmann's character was described as "irresponsible and dangerous", likely as a payback since Hoffmann was a sharp critic of established social conventions.
22nd Jun '16 1:39:37 AM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies: Many of his works are set there.



* LongTitle: ''The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr, together with a fragmentary Biography of Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler on Random Sheets of Waste Paper''.



* [[LongTitle Overly Long Title]]: ''The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr, together with a fragmentary Biography of Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler on Random Sheets of Waste Paper''.
22nd Jun '16 1:37:31 AM PaulA
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!! Tropes in the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann:

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!! Tropes in the works of !!Works by E. T. A. Hoffmann:
Hoffmann with their own pages include:
* "Literature/TheEntail"
* "Literature/MademoiselleDeScuderi"
* "Literature/TheMinesOfFalun"
* "Literature/TheNutcracker"
* "Literature/TheSandman"

!!Other works by E. T. A. Hoffmann contain examples of:



* KissMeImVirtual: The protagonist of "The Sandman", Nathanael, falls in love with a woman who, unbeknownst to him, is actually an "automaton".



* MindScrew: Many of his stories deal with strange, weird, or supernatural happenings, without offering explanations. There are reams of interpretations of "The Sandman", including one by Freud. "The Deserted House" is even screwier.

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* MindScrew: Many of his stories deal with strange, weird, or supernatural happenings, without offering explanations. There are reams of interpretations of "The Sandman", including one by Freud. "The Deserted House" is even screwier.particularly screwy.



* OneSteveLimit: Completly averted in Literature/TheEntail. Where you might need a map to remember which Baron is which.



* RoboticReveal: Olimpia in ''The Sandman''.
* [[ShownTheirWork Shown His Work]]: Hoffmann did a lot of research to faithfully recreate 17th century Paris in "Mademoiselle de Scuderi", and it shows.



* StepfordSmiler: Olimpia in ''The Sandman''.
2nd May '16 12:07:01 AM Homemaderat
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* "Literature/TheMinesOfFalun"
30th Apr '16 7:31:24 PM Homemaderat
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* "The Golden Pot": A fairy tale novella.
* "Literature/TheNutcrackerAndTheMouseKing": Best known as the basis for Tchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' ballet.
* "Literature/TheSandman"



* "Mademoiselle de Scuderi": A MurderMystery (but not yet a detective story).

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* "Mademoiselle de Scuderi": "Literature/MademoiselleDeScuderi"
* "Literature/TheNutcrackerAndTheMouseKing": Best known as the basis for Tchaikovsky's ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' ballet.
* "Literature/TheSandman"
* "The Golden Pot":
A MurderMystery (but not yet a detective story).fairy tale novella.
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