Tales of E. T. A. Hoffmann

Tales of E. T. A. Hoffmann

Pub. price: $31.00

ISBN10: 0226347893 ISBN13: 9780226347899 Contributors: Kent, Leonard J. (Editor); Knight, Elizabeth C. (Editor) Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr Published: May 15 1972 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Ranging from macabre fantasies to fairy tales and tales of crime, these stories from the author of The Nutcracker create a rich fictional world. Hoffman paints a complex vision of humanity, where people struggle to establish identities in a hostile, absurd world.

The editors have made an excellent selection, and the result is a book of great distinction.--Denis Donoghue, New York Review of Books

The translators have proved fully equal to all the challenges of Hoffmann's romantic irony and his richly allusive prose, giving us an accurate and idiomatic rendering that also retains much of the original flavor.--Harry Zohn, Saturday Review