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The Sandman By E.T.A. Hoffmann

The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann

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Summary

First published in 1816, this classic of German Gothic fiction has enthralled generations ever since, and has spawned countless interpretations by critics intrigued by it powerful symbolism. Sigmund Freud famously examined the novella in relation to his concept of the "uncanny", and extracts from this analysis are included in this volume.

The Sandman Summary

The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann

The young student Nathanael remains haunted by his childhood fears: he is convinced that Coppelius, a strange night-time visitor who used to come to his house to conduct alchemical experiments with his father - the latter dying as a consequence of one of those sessions - was none other than the Sandman, a mythical figure who was said to steal the eyes of children who refused to go to sleep. When a mysterious Italian salesman with a beautiful daughter moves into town, Nathanael's suspicions are reawakened, pushing him to the brink of madness as extraordinary events unfold.

The Sandman Reviews

E.T.A Hoffman belongs to that eternal guild of poets and visionaries who take revenge on the life that is tormenting them by showing it examples of forms more colourful and diverse than reality can manage to convey. -- Stefan Zweig

About E.T.A. Hoffmann

E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a composer, caricaturist, critic and author. His work, often bizarre and grotesque, was hugely influential on writers such as Dostoevsky, Kafka and Poe.

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GOR007304090
9781847493279
1847493270
The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Used - Good
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2013-10-24
160
N/A
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