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Book Title: Lebensansichten des Katers Murr: Nebst fragmentarischer Biographie des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler in zufälligen Makulaturblättern|
The author of the book: E.T.A. Hoffmann
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 688 KB
Edition: Editura Gesellschaft für Verlagsdienstleistungen
Date of issue: January 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9783869512389
Read full description of the books Lebensansichten des Katers Murr: Nebst fragmentarischer Biographie des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler in zufälligen Makulaturblättern:What a fun book! Told in two parts (Tomcat Murr & Kappellmeister Kreisler's stories) this book is funny and intriguing.
Murr's segments are a staid, city life...a more "ordinary" life of social customs, education, society, rank, etc. Murr educates himself by learning to read & write. He has polish, civility, class.....but always the cat in him comes out: a fried herring head is too hard to resist, the claws come out at fright and anger, he arches his back. There's no getting away from one's true nature.
Kreisler's side of the story has a fairy-tale aspect to it with kings, queens, intrigues, sword fights, magic....all set in an idyllic landscape. It's exciting and charming.
The writing technique is jarring. Just as one is consumed with one story, it stops in mid-sentence and the other's story continues. This happens throughout the book.....start getting comfortable and the story switches. It works well in this book.
The third book was, unfortunately, never written. This book ends abruptly. However, in thinking it over, it ends in a good place to leave the imagination to roam.
Very enjoyable; a fun read.
Read information about the authorErnst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E. T. A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann), was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach's famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffman appears (heavily fictionalized) as the hero. He is also the author of the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based. The ballet Coppélia is based on two other stories that Hoffmann wrote, while Schumann's Kreisleriana is based on Hoffmann's character Johannes Kreisler.
Hoffmann's stories were very influential during the 19th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.