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The only text of his that is still widely read and that is not a horror story is this one, the Lebensansichten des Katers Murr nebst fragmentarischer. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Hoffmann wurde am in Königsberg geboren. Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr nebst fragmentarischer Biografie des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler in zufälligen Makulaturblättern ist ein satirischer.

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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! To find out more, kurr how to control cookies, see here: Or Tchaikovsky, whose Nutcracker is similarly based on a story by Hoffmann.

Satire without heart can be hollow and poor, weak, and, at worst, mean-spirited and dull. Instead, the text shows the artist struggling to maintain his personal vision and integrity, instead of caving to the pressure like Meister did. This article needs additional citations for verification. If you hated it, even better. The story is the weakest point of the book, not even Hoffmann appears to show much interest in it, letting it plod along dully; even murders and revelation will not rivet the reader although they did entertain me passably the first time I read it.

Liebe und Eifersucht Undine. From the cover sleeve: Hoffmann Books about cats German novels German novels s fantasy novels s fantasy novels Novels about animals Fantasy novel stubs lfbensansichten novel stubs.

In his asides, he says cutesie things like threatening to scratch a wayward listener but these are minor points.


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He separated them by genre as well. Jeffrey Ford described the novel as a “complex, truly wild fiction” where Hoffman llebensansichten together the fragments of his own shattered psyche and commented on the relationship of art and artists to society.

Among these students were many rabid anti-Semites most famously, Turnvater Jahnand the Romantic student movements were to turn into German nationalism that shaped a German people that, at the end of its development, committed the Shoah.

Murr is quite often thrown back upon his felinity, he is, although, mark me, this is a stretch, a perennial subaltern, who does not use his own voice to speak, but borrows his voice from the human culture around him.

And here is a second thing. Email required Address never made public. Murr will always remain a cat, of course.

Menu Skip to content. More to the point: Hoffmann, also, was unafraid of angering powerful people with his satire. You are commenting using ksters Facebook account. This article about a s novel is a stub.

Notify me of new posts via email. But a printer’s error causes his story to be accidentally mixed and spliced with a book about the composer Johannes Kreisler.

Lebens-Ansichten Des Katers Murr

Instead, he opts for pastiche and parody, each of kahers words well describes one of its two parts. In this, too, the novel fragment about Murr the tomcat, is different.

The major function of these sections, however, is the portrayal of Kreisler the artist, who is unsuccessful at pursuing his artistic vision in the philistine society around him. This is a postmodern masterpiece, that stops lebensansichtwn all the right bases: Do take note of the ingeniousness of this. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


The Music of Fictional Composers”. This site uses cookies. Retrieved from ” https: The manuscript he rips apart, is the biography of Bandmaster Kreisler, of which we only have fragments. Murr, as a young cat, discovers his interest in books, reading, writing, and his lack of bookworms of his own age creates an enormous sense of intellectual righteousness in him. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kreisler and Murr live in the same world, they even meet at one point in the story, so they could be part of one longer narrative.

Hoffmann worked for the Prussian state, in a commision during the crackdowns, evaluating the rebellious students. So, without appropriating the voice and the language for his purposes, he does, after all, do something somewhat similar. This book is strange, it contains so much, and is, on the other hand, very light and entertaining reading.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Notify me of new comments via email. As a whole, this book is fueled by an admirable energy.