Trivia / E. T. A. Hoffmann

  • He Also Did: Hoffmann's music, though still performed, has been almost eclipsed by his fiction. He was also a passable draftsman who drew caricatures and illustrations for some of his works.
  • Trope Maker for the Mad Artist with "Mademoiselle de Scuderi"; psychology even adopted the term "Cardillac syndrome" to refer to when artists find it painful to part with their art, even for money.