The Golden Pot and Other Tales: A New Translation by Ritchie Robertson (Oxford World's Classics)
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"The volume is very welcome as a prime choice for courses on nineteenth century fiction of on literature of the fantastic imagination."--Gerald Gillespie, Stanford University"Excellent selection with extremely valuable and useful Introduction, Notes, and Chronology of Hoffmann's life.Reads very well, modern and smooth. All in all, a highly commendable piece of work."--David B. Chich, Williams College. Dickens, Washington and Lee University"The choice of tales, the introduction, the bibliography and the notes make this an extremely valuable text for any general literature course. Particularly gratified by attention Robertson gives to seventeenth- century artist Jacques Callot and influence he exerted on Hoffmann. Thanks to Oxford and the translator for finally making Hoffmann accessible through his best tales."--E.M
Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Hoffmann, among the greatest and most popular of
"A beautiful, transcendent, and incredible book" according to A Customer. E.T.A. Hoffmann is, in my opinion, one of the best and, sadly, unknown authors ever. I came across his name in a study of German Romanticism and even now whenever I want to escape this mundane reality I turn to his tales. Although known for the Nutcracker, his other tales are far more beautiful, moving and fantastic. The Golden Pot is perhaps the best story I have ever read. For anyone wishing so submerge him/herself in another world for a littl. "Harry Potter in the Goethe Age" according to Gio. E.T.A. Hoffmann was an enormously popular writer -- a 'best seller' internationally, though he never reaped the sort of profits JK Rowling has, nor did he live long enough to bask in his own fame -- throughout the century after his death in 1822. I have the impression that he isn't "read" so widely these days by anglophones, which has been my reason for searching out an effective translation to recommend. Ritchie Robertson has produced exactly w. Rose Gonella said Hoffmann is a great storyteller. If Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy, then in my opinion E.T.A. Hoffmann is it's grandfather. His stories are engaging, descriptive and beautifully written.
John's College at the University of Oxford. Ritchie Robertson is a Professor of German and a Fellow of St.