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By E. T. A. Hoffman. NATHANAEL TO LOTHAIR. I know you are all very uneasy because I have not written for such a long, long time. Mother, to be sure, is angry, . Der Sandmann has ratings and reviews. Semjon said: Eine Erzählung, bei der man das Gefühl hatte, ein moderner Gymnasiallehrer wäre Jahre. E.T.A. Hoffmann has to be one of my favourite authors and The Sandman is one of my favourite of Hoffmann’s stories, it is also the most famous.

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In the morning, when Clara was getting breakfast ready, he stood by her, reading out of all sorts of mystical books till she cried: Pale as death, he stared at Clara, soon streams of fire flashed and glared from his rolling eyes, he roared frightfully, like a hunted beast. Suffice it to say, that I had been discovered while watching, and ill-used by Coppelius. I could scarcely breathe,—my eyes became dizzy.

The shape of the ugly Coppelius, as Nathaniel himself was forced to confess, was growing dimmer in his fancy, and it often cost him some pains to draw him with sufficient color in his stories, where he figured as the dread bogy of ill omen. Intermittencies of the Mind An Unreliable Reader.

Mr Sandman, don’t touch my eyes, I see through your disguises and lies. His whole figure was hideous and repulsive, but most disgusting to us children were his coarse brown hairy fists. Have you, kind reader, ever known a something that has completely filled your heart, thoughts, and senses, so as to exclude every thing else? Nothing was more insupportable to Clara than tediousness; in her looks and in her words a mental drowsiness, not to be conquered, was expressed.

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And in the soul of Nathaniel the joy of love rose still higher; he clasped the beautiful Olympia, and with samdman flew through the dance. Hfofmann has deceived you. In her step and deportment there was something measured and stiff, which struck many as unpleasant, but it was ascribed to the constraint produced by the company.

Now, I know you will be angry with your Clara; you will say that her cold disposition is impenetrable to every ray of the mysterious, which often embraces man with invisible arms, that she only sees the varigated surface of the world, and has the delight of a silly child, at some gold-glittering fruit, which contains within it a deadly poison.


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For how can I live on if my lover murders my brother, or my brother murders my lover. To be parted from you, never to see sandma again – the thought darted through my breast like a burning dagger. The company was numerous and brilliant. Behold the Stars An Unreliable Reader. Hoffmann has known Coppola for years, and moreover it is clear from his accent that he is really a Piedmontese.

Clara’s letters and Lothaire’s came to his hands during the search; but he flung them aside indifferently, found the ring, pocketed it and hastened over to Olympia.

Why snadman I weary you, my dear Lothaire! I collect myself with all my might, that patiently and quietly I may tell you so much of my early youth as will bring all plainly and clearly in bright images before your active mind. Year End Review 3: I was expecting this to be about a young man chasing an eye eating monster, and was instead wrapped up in a tale of insanity brought on by childhood trauma, leering villains and chaotic lust, all leading to possibly the most ‘where the hell did that come from?

Every night Coppelius came, Nathanael was sent to bed early with the words that “the Sandman comes” as in: It was with mingled sorrow and delight that the bright tears fell from his eyes, as etw answered with a deep sigh: Then they would have seen themselves, like you, in the picture that your mind had bodied forth. Unfortunately, his beloved is not as she seems. The steps sounded nearer and nearer—there was a strange coughing and scraping and murmuring without.

To give you all the information that you will require for a start, we must supplement these letters with the news that shortly after the death of Nathaniel’s father, Clara and Lothaire, the children of a distant relative, who had likewise died and left them orphans, were taken by Nathaniel’s mother into her own home.

Strike me down before you attack each other. But the most hideous form could not have inspired me with deeper horror than this very Coppelius.

He looked into her eyes, which beamed back full of love and desire, and at the same time it seemed as though her pulse began to beat and her life’s blood to flow into her cold hand. Can a child of heaven adapt herself to the narrow confines drawn by a miserable mundane necessity?


I felt like he almost became a machination himself. He ran to Nathaniel and reproached hoffmanm for his senseless conduct towards his beloved sister in hard words, which the infuriated Nathaniel retorted in the same style.

Stuck in a Book. Spalanzani allows Nathaniel to visit his daughter in future. Now, if we have a mind, which is sufficiently firm, sufficiently strengthened by cheerful life, always to recognise this strange hostile operation as sandma, and calmly to follow the path which belongs to our inclination and calling, then will the dark power fail in its attempt to gain a power, that shall be a reflection of ourselves.

Do you not see that we have driven away the ugly Coppelius?

“The Sandman” — E.T.A. Hoffmann

Her beautifully turned face, her figure called for admiration. He dta called us the little beasts, we dared etq utter a sound when he was present, and we heartily cursed the ugly, unkind man, who deliberately marred our slightest pleasures.

German Wikisource has original text related to this article: Cancel reply Enter your comment here I mean, surely we’ve all heard of The Sandman, right? When Nathaniel lay on the stone pavement, with his head shattered, Coppelius had disappeared in the crowd.

My God, that’s brilliantly funny and prophetic. Then madness seized Nathaniel in its burning claws, and clutched his very soul, destroying his every sense and thought.

Uoffmann see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Clara points out a bush that seems to be striding towards them.

This answer of my mother’s did not satisfy me – nay, the thought soon ripened in my childish mind the she only denied the Sandman’s existence to prevent our being terrified of him. Sigismund plainly perceived his friend’s condition. Sqndman sat opposite to the door, so that I could completely see her angelic countenance.

Only, when Sigismund took leave of him, Nathaniel said: