Birth date: January 24, 1776
Died: June 25, 1822
E.T.A. Hoffmann's Books
What role does art play in the pursuit of happiness? Does it mine all the beauty in the world and then refine it until the ore has been purified into unadulterated gold, or does beauty only enchant us the more because of the dross from which we try to separate it? Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, tho...
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Solo se destacan algunos de los relatos, que son los que salvan al libro de ser aburrido.
What a find. Sometimes you feel that a writer just 'clicks' with you. Not even halfway through this story, I had ordered two books by the same author.
Nutcracker and Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman 3 STARSThis is the original Nutcracker story. Hoffman's tone is perfect: the mice are extremely sinister and creepy, and the build-up of suspense was well-done. However, the language drags at points, and it takes most of the story to reach the climat...