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Wasn t my cup of tea It Was Verywordy It Felt Like verywordy It felt like could have cut out at least a third of t and t wouldn t have made any difference It didn t add to the atmosphere which was admittedly uite creepy the characters or anything The only result that after reading 10 15 pages my thoughts started wandering off I missed anything The only result that after reading 10 15 pages my thoughts started wandering off I missed of the story and when there was some big reveal I was all What did just happen and had to leaf back to re readDNF at about 23 but I did look up the end on wikipedia soyeah I did want to know what happens next but not deperately enough to finish t Wow I ve read uite a bit of Hoffmann now but I wasn t uite prepared for this It s actually less manic than some of his short stories but t has all of his usual obsessions dentity confusion supernatural beings coincidences hallucinatory ramblings murder lust etcI generally prefer his darker material such as the Sandman to which this would make a good companion piece The overriding theme though There’s an Alien in Your Book is thedentity confusion over the main character As other reviewers have noted t gets pretty confusing though t only really gets confusing when Hoffmann attempts to explain all the previous shenanigansha hahe goes back several generations which all seem to Girls on the Home Front involve sons brothers half brothers who very often have the same Christian names Now I realise that for some people this would be too disconcerting however I lovet In fact whilst I was reading The Complete David Bowie it I keptmagining Hoffmann chuckling to himself as he wrote Licence to be Bad: How Economics Corrupted Us it and there aren t many books that I read where I can envisage the author having fun writingt than the reader gets Fundamentals of Nursing Care: Concepts, Connections Skills in readingtHoffmann wrote another story with a similar confusion over dentities called Princess Brambilla but that one didn t uite work for me The Devil s Elixirs gets t pretty much spot on In fact since finishing Seoul: A Window Into Korean Culture it I ve been contemplating going throught with the Doctor Who: The Roundheads intention of trying to unravel the plot further though this may not be a wise move I ve just read The Shattered Self which has a chapter on The Devil s Elixirs where the author mentions that Efforts to unravel the plot to separate action from thought or to explain rationally the tragic curse can only diminish an appreciation of the novel The Devil s Elixirs was originally publishedn two parts then as a book Argirópolis (Colección de Clásicos de La Literatura Latinoamericana: Carrascalejo de La Jara) in 1816 This translation was originally publishedn 1963 and was a joy to read Ronald Taylor notes that there was an earlier translation from 1820s but that Advanced Imagineering: Designing Innovation as Collective Creation it was abridged Ift s the one on Project Gutenberg then I would suggest avoiding Around Town (LEGO Duplo Dk Readers. Level 1) it and reading this translation See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsLabyrinthines certainly the word for the plot of this dark mystery Its narrative snakes around sometimes circling sometimes doubling back on Social Imaginaries of Space: Concepts and Cases 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 foundt a gripping read In fact considering this novel Developing Bus Rapid Transit: The Value of Brt in Urban Spaces is now over two hundred years old theres a remarkable lack of superfluous chat and diversions I guess even Hoffmann had to keep his mind on the journey or he would have lost the thread himselfNarrated n the first person by Medardus an ambitious young man who s prone to vanity and pomposity The Devil s Elixirs could be set Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective in pretty much any time period from the mid medieval untilts actual time of writing It has a kind of timeless dark fairytale uality and I was reminded of my teenage Dennis Wheatley reading phase I wouldn t be surprised to learn that Wheatley had read Hoffmann I loved supporting roles such as the Connivance irrepressible Italian barber dwarf Belcampo and the Prince who flits from fad to fadn order to keep himself entertained The female characters are perhaps unsurprisingly for a book of this vintage less convincing and their only being seen though Medardus eyes renders them too stereotypically for my 21st century tastes essentially mother figures or temptress virgins However f you can get past The Devil s Elixirs reflecting social standards of two centuries ago and

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just towards women then s an China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance? intriguing and engrossing light horror mystery Difficult to summarise but a very fast read The Devil s Elixirss a psychedelic novel of the 19th century with all the elements of the Gothic genre sinful monks damesels n distress madness mystery and supernatural elements This s the best book I ve read n a while and one I d like to read again n the future. Our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the Five Wakes and a Wedding imperfectionsn the preservation process and hope you enjoy this valuable bo. Die Elixiere des Teufels

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A mad monk pursues a saintly "BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ONLY TO BE HIMSELF "woman only to be himself story was nspired by The Monk the early Gothic classic but not exactly A riff Hoffmann tells the tale from the monk s point of view as he stalks an deal young young woman Meanwhile he accidentally kills a man which sets n motion such a chain of events that Curveball it makes a modern suspense novel seem straightforward Hitchcockian before there was Hitchcock and lots sophisticated than the original tale Look to this story for the roots to the suspense genre and the Jekyll and Hyde trope even American PsychoUnfortunately a lot of the tools Hoffmann used to tell the tale were clunky at bestn full on Gothic mode slow and dull and weirdly out of order so tension An Elegy for Mathematics is only built up after the fact andt s only A Stranger on the Beach in the last few chapters that the story begins to pay off One of the major conflictss summed up It s weirdA modern book written by a man of genius who wasn t uite able to Coming Home invent a new genre and perfectt too Five for plot and three for executionRecommended for readers looking to the roots of Hitchcockian Suspense And Readers Of and readers of who are able to make some allowances I find Strasberg at the Actors Studio: Tape-Recorded Sessions it hard to wax lyrically about The Devil s Elixirs by ETA Hoffmann and will keep this review short by my standards The storys about a monk called Medardus who s given trust over a relic which s an elixir given to St Anthony by the Devil Naturally Medardus A Witch's Guide To Faery Folk: How to Work With the Elemental World is unable to resist trying out the elixir and from this point onwards the story gets muddledMedarduss of course corrupted by the elixir and The Homefront in Civil War Missouri its difficult Western civilization since Aristotle I guess anyway he s often blamed for t has long been obsessed with meliorativepejorative dichotomies good and bad right and wrong sin and virtue love and lust you and me While perhaps semi useful n some situations of thought Celibate Passion it appears that the complexities of life and culture were deemed by Western culture somewhat complex and freuently a gradation of possibilities that a series of eitheror propositions some centuries ago I took The Devil s Elixirs thematically as an exploration of what happens when one tries to live such false dichotomies No ones perfect or totally evil wholly a sinner or a saint all of us human beings are of course mostly waffling or wallowing Learning in the Cloud in the grey arean between the two extremes which are not even completely mutually exclusive concepts either To live a false dichotomy then Daniel Webster and Jacksonian Democracy is to be splitn two and you get the great occidental doppelganger narrative Conrad s The Secret Sharer Dostoevsky s The Double and Hoffmann s The Devil s Elixirs The logic seems to be that I can only be one or the other but The Gay Pretender if I find I am at different times both then there must be two of me maybe Maybet s also my models my ancestors my mentors look at how many of me there are I m practically an Bloody Winter infinite number of peopleEvil twins parallel narratives and generations of characters with the same names repeating endless variations of similar stories proliferaten this wild and wildly recounted first person narrative of a mad or perhaps so utterly sane he s actually telling the truth monk named Medardus or maybe Viktorin Medardus not only has similar mentors and role models but a double or perhaps alter ego or maybe he s only a similar looking half brother His own bifurcations get projected on the outside world as well wherein every woman he meets s either a spotless saint or a tempting demon or both but only n a troubling back and forth of actions and attitudesThe narrative Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) is as crazy and disorienting as I m makingt sound but t s also told n such a matter of fact and logical way that War Girls it becomes oneiricn the later modernist tradition of Kafka and Bruno Schulz The text s abrupt weirdnesses told n such a deadpan fashion are really disarming at first Everything that happens n the story keeps coming back around each event gets experienced then explained and then sometimes re experienced and re explained reviewed from other point of view then As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant interpreted wholly differently than what I took from the narrative s first presentation oft The narrative Lesson Planning and Classroom Management is therefore crazy and engrossing and wickedly clever Perhapst s a bit long and repetitious even tedious for an The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II impatient reader but I myself enjoyed every startling event replay explanation and re explanation as part of the novel s pointed attempt to demonstrate the absurdity of absolute truth of judgements and of eitheror logicn general With. This The Nightmare Garden is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasionalmperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of th. Out objective reality everything Look to the Mountain is an endless parade of ever changing re evaluations noOf course the subtext and I assumenspiration for this novel s Matthew Lewis s English Gothic masterpiece The Monk I loved this variation however because of t s much philosophical theme and The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond its explosion of the confines of the genrento something so modern and so much weirder than any Gothic romance that preceded t Nice to know that only Gothic as a genre and perhaps Sterne s satire was able to predict the most original techniues to come of 20th century a genre and perhaps Sterne s satire was able to predict the most original techniues to come of 20th century Also with ts The Color of Water invocation of the holycontemptress Aurelie The Devil s Elixirs felt like a kind of missing link between Matthew Lewis and Gerard de Nerval as his 19th century oneiric fantasies this Mayan Strawberries is beginning to read like a list of my favorite late 19th and early 20th century authorsI had nodea E T A Hoffmann had written anything other than tales until uite recently and I m so pleased I discovered this Can t wait now to read his other novel which Bill Gates (Up Close) is much highly touted than this one The Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr Thiss the life story of the Capuchin monk Medardus written by his own hand When exactly the story Mistaken Mistress is sets not told probably sometime Bunny: A Novel in the early 18th century In his monastery Medardus finds a mystical bottle that contains the titular elixir of the Devil I think I don t say too much when I tell that he takes a sip from that bottle His further lifes filled with visions nsanity murder sin wickedness lust repentance and all of the rest the ecclesiastical vocabulary has to offer It s not always easy for the reader to decide what s real and what only happens The Great Smog of India in the mind of the monk because there are auditory and visual hallucinations galoren this novel It s obviously the author s ntention to leave the reader n the dark about this until the end While reading I assumed that Medardus suffers from a degenerative mental disorder probably something from the broad spectrum of schizophrenia Those diseases were still unknown at the time the story The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary is set and were attributed to the temptations of the eternal adversary aka the Devil For the author ETA Hoffmann however the field of psychiatry was apparently not unknown Therefore the scenesn which the Monk Goes Mad Belong To The Strongest goes mad belong to the strongest n the book Not that strong was the unnecessary complex history of the family Even n the end I wasn t fully able to comprehend Popular Hits it Also the somewhat complicated sentence structure was something that bothered me here and there Basically I have nothing against long sentences as long as they flow nicely which unfortunately they didn tn this case The book was published n 1815 and I think the early 19th century German fits the rather dark story pretty well All n all I found the book too long but I never meant to abandon t Is t worth reading Yes but with some reservationsFree version available on zenoorg This work The Creative Habit is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License Ann Radcliffe drops a tab of acidThat s how this novel length tale from Hoffmann reads A mad gothic romp of murder mystery mistakendentity religious frenzy mania bizarre barbers satanic legacies and Despite being nearly The Rest of the Story incomprehensible plot wise attempting to work out thentricacies of the labyrinthine plot alongside the myriad number of characters would take you months this s a greatly enjoyable albeit ridiculous take on the gothic novelApparently Hoffmann was greatly nspired by Lewis The Monk which I am still yet to read Not my favourite by Hoffmann but worth reading f you enjoy gothic literature or bizarre tales The Devil s Elixir s a first person narrative of the life of the Capuchin monk Medardus full of sin murder mystery doppelganger love lust and religious frency It s dark and fairytale esk Dreams and reality are often Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand intertwined very cleverly and I have to admit sometimes too clever for me sot felt sometimes nearly ncomprehensible to which the writing style added a lot Also the female figures felt very stereotypical and shallow n their characterisation On the other hand one of the supporting roles a barber was uite enjoyable It s not you t s meThe plot tself s uite fascinating My mocking status updates might not have conveyed that very well but t Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success is a Gothic novel you don t really ask for reason and logicn those there s simply lots of doomed love Doppelganger and Very Dark Secrets However the writing style. 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    review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ E.T.A. Hoffmann PDF KINDLE Die Elixiere des Teufels E.T.A. Hoffmann Ñ 5 characters Ann Radcliffe drops a tab of acidThat’s how this novel length tale from Hoffmann reads A mad gothic romp of murder mystery mistaken identity religious frenzy mania bizarre barbers satanic legacies and 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

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    PDF KINDLE Die Elixiere des Teufels A mad monk pursues a saintly beautiful woman only to be himself pursuedThis story was inspired by The Monk the early Gothic classic but not exactly A riff Hoffmann tells the tale from the monk's point of view as he stalks an ideal young young woman Meanwhile he accidentally kills a man which sets in motion such a chain of

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