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OK, granted this is opera plot level daft, with emotional swings along the lines of love – hate – love – stab sometimes within sentences of one anotherbut I rather like it. Y es que en ”Los elixires It could have done with a little more devil and a little less princes but I’d still recommend it. Hoffmann Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmannwas a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.

Hoffmann per me si drogava. Die ein oder andere gesellschaftskritische Passage, z. Much easier to read and more engaging than other gothic novels I’ve read and even in translation the style duavolului very good. It’s actually less manic than some of his short stories but it has all of his usual obsessions – identity confusion, supernatural beings, coincidences, hallucinatory ramblings, murder, lust, etc. More people begin to look just like Medardus and we start to become confused as to which one is actually Medardus.

He is also the author of the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on elixiirele the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based. However the writing-style wasn’t my cup eliirele tea. Evil twins, parallel narratives, and generations of characters with the same names repeating endless variations of similar stories proliferate in 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.


I’ve read quite a bit of Hoffmann now but I wasn’t quite prepared for this. I loved supporting roles such as the irrepressible Italian barber-dwarf Belcampo and the Prince who flits from fad to fad in order to keep himself entertained.

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Hoffmann however, the field of psychiatry was apparently not unknown. Tal vez las distintas historias que se relatan dentro de la principal suenan un tanto repetitivas, pero son necesarias para entender como eclosiona todo al final.

A very strange book but fascinating. The characters seemed more developed than in the Monk and I really enjoyed the madness aspect. Free version available on zeno. For the author E. I really enjoyed the idea of an unreliable first person narrator. The narrative is therefore crazy and engrossing and wickedly clever. To live a false dichotomy, then, is to be split in two and you get the great occidental doppelganger narrative: Trivia About The Devil’s Elixirs.

Which give the weirdness of many of my choices, is rather impressive! Esta llena de un exceso genial de pasiones desbocadas,deseo insano y sensual, maldad, locura etc. As we find out, Medardus and the dead man look identical. Ma tu ti sei mantenuto fedele. En Rusia tuvo su auge con Dos E. There were some dull moments but on the whole it was very good. Narrated in the first person by Medardus, an ambitious young man who is prone to vanity and pomposity, The Devil’s Elixirs could be set in pretty much any time period from the mid-medieval until its actual time of writing.


The plot itself is quite fascinating.

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It has a kind of timeless, dark fairytale quality and I was reminded of my teenage Dennis Wheatley-reading phase – I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Wheatley had read Hoffmann.

To ask other readers questions about Elixirele Diavoluluiplease sign up. Oh, and did I mention of top of all this there is a doppelganger?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Elixirele Diavolului by E. Memoriile lui Sarah Bernhardt: All in all I found the book too long, but I never meant to abandon it.

I think I don’t say too much when I tell that he takes a sip from that bottle. Everything that happens in 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 interpreted wholly differently than what I took from the narrative’s first presentation of it.

C Andersen Book 2 editions published in in Romanian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. If you’re looking for a cosy Victorian ghost story then look elsewhere, but if you enjoy the sheer inspired lunacy of the gothic, and you’re prepared to go along for the ride, then you may well like this.

The Devil’s Elixirs gets it pretty much spot on. Ogni posseduto ha il suo santo, si parlava infatti di possessione demoniaca e delle convulsioni demoniache.