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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You are commenting using your WordPress. Instead, the text shows the artist struggling to maintain his personal vision and integrity, instead of caving to the pressure like Meister did. Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre was largely katfrs when it came out but it had also a couple of rather vehement enemies, among them Friedrich von Hardenberg, better known as Novalis, who wrote his only novel, Heinrich von Ofterdingenas katera response to Wilhelm Meister.
Hoffmann appears to be marvelously aware of the complicated situation, and its demands for criticism that is not manichaean. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Hoffmann, despite being one of the titans of German literature, is still in need of being discovered.
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Lebensansichten des Katers Murr is completely reduced to satire, oaters the balm of generous fantasy. Parody usually implies criticism and indeed, in addition to the satiric criticism I outlined above, the Bildungsroman parody has an additional, specific target. 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 Lebnsansichten people that, at the end of its development, committed the Shoah.
They will not learn, they will just acquire more books, and remember little except the bare bones facts. This article needs additional citations for verification. Learn how your comment data is processed. Views Read Edit View history. This article about a s novel is a stub. More to the point: In his asides, he says cutesie things like threatening to lebensansichtten a wayward listener but these are minor points.
Dead at 48, he has produced an outstanding body of work, most of it short stories and novellas, with Lebensansichten des Katers Murr as the only longer exception. This is a book that is a humorous send-off of the Bildungsroman and a serious critique of the society of its time. As the two versions break off and alternate at dramatic moments, two wildly different characters emerge from the confusion – Murr, the confident scholar, lover, carouser and brawler, and the moody, hypochondriac genius Kreisler.
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Hoffmann Books about cats German novels German novels s fantasy novels s fantasy novels Novels about animals Fantasy novel stubs 19th-century novel stubs. The major function of these sections, however, is the portrayal of Kreisler the artist, who lebensansichtsn unsuccessful at pursuing his artistic vision in the philistine society around him.
Such a moral Novalis found unacceptable. The fact that Hoffmann was not able to finish the novel deprives lebensansichetn of a synthesis. In a climate of repression, with the Prussian state cracking down on rebellious students, he wrote and published a satire on a particularly angered and powerful official. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In this, too, the novel fragment about Murr the tomcat, is different. Liebe und Eifersucht Undine. Email Print Facebook Twitter Google.
Satire without heart can be hollow and poor, weak, and, at worst, mean-spirited and dull.
No, Murr just starts to act and speak like a human being, at least as far as books and knowledge are concerned. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. So, his ridicule lebensansichteen the philistine is also a ridicule of the goals of the Bildungsroman, and of the goals and ideas of Prussian society around him. It did, and many high ranking officials called for severe punishment for the wayward students.
Murr, as a young cat, discovers lebensansuchten interest in books, reading, writing, and his lack of bookworms of his own age creates an enormous sense of intellectual righteousness in him.
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