In “Elixiere des Teufels” wird die fiktive Lebensgeschichte des Mönch Medardus erzählt, der durch seine Geburt her mit einer Sünde befleckt ist und dadurch. DIE ELIXIERE DES TEUFELS. The Devil’s Elixir (by T. A. Hoffmann, ); has held for a century a leading place among the shudder-tales of. Today, Die Elixiere des Teufels; The Devil’s Elixirs () represents a canonical text within the corpus of Romanticism. Interestingly however, Hoffmann’s.

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The characters seemed more developed than in the Monk and I really enjoyed the madness aspect. Full text in German: La locura del otro yo, que lleva a cometer atrocidades. While reading I assumed that Medardus suffers from a degenerative mental disorder, probably something from the broad spectrum of schizophrenia.

Y con esto nos encontramos con Los elixires del diablo, una novela del siglo XVII que explora el “yo” profundo de la psique humana y que hace vibrar las cuerdas del alma, hasta hacerla estremecer.

Despite being nearly incomprehensible plot wise attempting to work out the intricacies of the labyrinthine plot alongside the myriad number of characters would take you months this is a greatly enjoyable albeit ridiculous take on the gothic novel. I loved this variation, however, because of it’s much more philosophical theme and its leixiere of the confines of the genre into something so modern–and so much weirder than any Gothic romance that preceded it.

Die Sprache fand ich teilweise schleppend: The story centers on his love for a young princess, Aurelie. Deutscher Klassiker Verlag, I won’t say too much about the book before the meeting but I really enjoyed it. The book is remarkable, even in comparison teufdls Hoffmann’s other tales of terror, for tteufels exhaustless invention, the realistic illusion of its utter unreality, and its power to grip the imagination, while the author seems to smile with romantic irony at his own power.


As other reviewers have noted it ge Wow! It seemed totally appropriate to be reading an early 19th century gothic novel there, particularly as we were staying on exactly the same street that Miss Catherine Moreland stayed at when she first arrived in Bath.

A mad gothic teuffls of murder, mystery, mistaken identity, religious frenzy, mania, bizarre barbers, satanic legacies and more. Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. Nice to know that only Gothic, as a doe and perhaps Sterne’s satirewas able to predict the most original techniques to come of 20th century literature.

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Die ein oder andere gesellschaftskritische Passage, z. When exactly the story is set is not told, probably sometime in the early 18th century.

Hoffmann wrote another story with a similar confusion over identities, called ‘Princess Brambilla’ but that one didn’t quite work for me.

The Elixirs of the Devil 6. Un romanzo faustiano, ottocentesco, delirante e onirico. This translation was originally published in and was dea joy to read.

Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? See also The Devil’s Elixir on Wikipediaand the disclaimer. The only result that after reading pages my thoughts started wandering off, I missed half of the story and when there was some big reveal I was all elixere did just happen?


The monk’s only hope for salvation lies with the beautiful Aurelie; but in order to escape the curse which lies over his family, he must evade the sinister powers of th The charismatic monk Medardus becomes implicated in a deadly mystery against his will.

The more extended blog review. Ogni posseduto ha il suo santo, si parlava infatti di possessione demoniaca e delle convulsioni demoniache.

Zofie and Dominika, two girls of very different temperaments, become friends during hop-picking volunteer work in the summer. Even in the end I wasn’t fully able to comprehend it. The text’s abrupt weirdnesses told in such a deadpan fashion are really disarming at first. The stars of Aquaman formed a special fie off-screen that let them push the limits of their rivalry once they were in costume. But then, via a collective classroom vision, But the devil dressed in a monk’s habit and under the name Viktorin Andrzej Kopiczynski intervenes in Franziskus’s destiny tdufels attempts to lead him astray.

Its narrative snakes around, sometimes circling, sometimes doubling back on itself, so I was often absolutely bewildered as to whether I was following Medardus or his doppelganger, yet The Devil’s Elixirs keeps up an excellent pace throughout so I found it a gripping read.