The many old friends and acquaintances I found there, the free, jovial life, the manifold artistic and intellectual interests—all these combined to keep me in that city. I was happy as never before, and found rich nourishment for my old fondness for wandering alone through the streets, stopping to enjoy every picture in the shop windows, every placard on the walls, or watching the passers-by and choosing some one or the other of them to cast his horoscope secretly to myself. There is one broad avenue leading to the —— Gate and lined with handsome buildings of all descriptions, which is the meeting place of the rich and fashionable world. The shops which occupy the ground floor of the tall palaces are devoted to the trade in articles of luxury, and the apartments above are the dwellings of people of wealth and position.
Youth[ edit ] Hoffmann's ancestors, both maternal and paternal, were jurists. In he married his cousin, Lovisa Albertina Doerffer — Ernst Theodor Wilhelm, born on 24 Januarywas the youngest of three children, of whom the second died in infancy.
This trio raised the youngster. The household, dominated by the uncle whom Ernst nicknamed O Weh—"Oh dear! Hoffmann was to regret his estrangement from his father.
Although she died when he was only three years old, he treasured her memory e. He was taught drawing by one Saemann, and counterpoint by a Polish organist named Podbileski, who was to be the prototype of Abraham Liscot in Kater Murr.
Ernst showed great talent for piano-playing, and busied himself with writing and drawing. The provincial setting was not, however, conducive to technical progress, and despite his many-sided talents he remained rather ignorant of both classical forms and of the new artistic ideas that were developing in Germany.
Around he became friends with Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel the Younger —the son of a pastor, and nephew of Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel the Elderthe well-known writer friend of Immanuel Kant.
Their friendship, although often tested by an increasing social difference, was to be lifelong.
InHoffmann became enamored of Dora Hatt, a married woman to whom he had given music lessons. She was ten years older, and gave birth to her sixth child in After passing further examinations he visited Dresdenwhere he was amazed by the paintings in the gallery, particularly those of Correggio and Raphael.
During the summer ofhis uncle was promoted to a court in Berlin, and the three of them moved there in August—Hoffmann's first residence in a large city. It was there that Hoffmann first attempted to promote himself as a composer, writing an operetta called Die Maske and sending a copy to Queen Luise of Prussia.
The official reply advised to him to write to the director of the Royal Theatre, a man named Iffland. This was the first time he had lived without supervision by members of his family, and he started to become "what school principals, parsons, uncles, and aunts call dissolute. It was immediately deduced who had drawn them, and complaints were made to authorities in Berlin, who were reluctant to punish the promising young official.
Hoffmann despaired because of his exile, and drew caricatures of himself drowning in mud alongside ragged villagers. He did make use, however, of his isolation, by writing and composing.
He started a diary on 1 October Hoffmann's was called Der Preis "The Prize"and was itself about a competition to write a play.
There were fourteen entries, but none was judged worthy of the award: Nevertheless, his entry was singled out for praise. At the beginning of he obtained a post at Warsaw.Ernst Theodor Amadeus (ne Wilhelm) Hoffmann ( ), better known by his pen name E.
The Paperback of the The Deserted House by E. T. A. Hoffmann at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more! Specialists - Summer Reading and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select. Click or Press Enter to view the items in your shopping bag or Press Tab to interact with the Shopping bag. Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (commonly abbreviated as E. T. A. Hoffmann; born Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann; 24 January – 25 June ) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. Apr 01, · "Wait a bit," cried Lelio. "It is our Theodore of whom you are speaking now. And it looks to me as if he were having some weird vision at this very moment. See how strangely he gazes out into the distance." Theodore had been sitting in silence up to this moment.
Hoffmann, was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach’s famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann. Aug 06, · The Deserted House, by Ernest Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, part 1 Abandoned Restaurant / Pub Der Goldene Topf E.
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E.T.A. Hoffmann was not a Victorian writer, he is typical for the style of "German Romantic". The Deserted House (Das öde Haus) was written in The quoted could be the year of publishing the English translation.
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You know already that I spent the greater part of last summer in X——, began Theodore. The many old friends and acquaintances I found there, the free, jovial life, the manifold artistic and intellectual interests—all these combined to keep me in that city.