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In his monastery Medardus finds a mystical bottle that contains the titular elixir of the Devil. Free version available on zeno.

Elixirele Diavolului by E.T.A. Hoffmann

In fact whilst I was reading it I kept imagining Hoffmann chuckling to elixirelr as he wrote it, and there aren’t many books that I read where I can diavoluluo the author having more fun writing it than the reader gets in reading it.

Sta di fatto che ho fatto un po’ fatica a seguire la faccenda. It didn’t add to the atmosphere which was admittedly quite creepythe characters or anything.

If you like mind stretchers, you’ll like this one. Oct 11, George K. Elixirele Diavolului by E. Yes; but with some reservations.

It felt like you could have cut out at least a third of it and it wouldn’t have made any difference. While reading I assumed that Medardus suffers from a degenerative mental disorder, probably something from the broad spectrum of schizophrenia. Maybe it’s also my models, my ancestors, my mentors–look at how many of me eilxirele are!

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I’ve just read The Shattered Self which has a chapter on The Devil’s Elixirs where the author mentions that ‘Efforts to unravel the plot, to separate action from thought, or to explain rationally the tragic curse can only diminish an appreciation of the novel.


Which give the weirdness of many of my choices, is rather impressive! It’s not you it’s me. C Andersen Book 1 edition published in in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had no idea E. I took The Devil’s Elixirsthematically, as an exploration of what happens when one tries to live such false dichotomies.

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Events and characters elidirele and reflect one another, you’ll probably need a pencil and paper to work out the family relationships and even then I was OK, granted this is opera plot level daft, with emotional swings along the lines of love – hate – love – stab sometimes within sentences of one anotherbut I rather like it. Everything that happens in the story keeps coming back around; each event gets experienced, then explained, and then sometimes re-experienced and re-explained, reviewed from other point of view, then interpreted wholly differently than what I took from the narrative’s first presentation of it.

It has a kind of timeless, dark fairytale quality and I was reminded of my teenage Dennis Wheatley-reading phase – I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Wheatley had read Hoffmann. And how can he be arrested for a crime and discover that a monk, who strangely looks exactly like him, actually committed elixriele and is being taken off to be executed?

Ci sono dei momenti gustosi, ma poi ci si perde un po’ in spiegoni e in vicende un po’ troppo tirate per i capelli. Now I realise that for some people diavolu,ui would be too disconcerting, however I love it. I loved this variation, however, because of it’s much more philosophical theme and its explosion of the confines of the genre into something so modern–and so much weirder than any Gothic romance that preceded it.


This is the best book I’ve read in a while and one I’d like to read again in the future. Also the somewhat complicated sentence structure was something that bothered me here and there. Supposedly “the posthumously publisheed writings of Brother Medardus, a Capuchin Monk. Highly entertaining in a 19th century sort of way. The characters seemed more developed than in the Monk and I really enjoyed the madness aspect.

A Hoffmann Book 3 editions published in in Romanian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. A very strange book but fascinating.

Published by Leda, Grupul Editorial Corint first published Much easier to read and more engaging than other gothic novels I’ve read and even in translation the style was very viavolului. The plot itself is quite fascinating. Jahrhunderts und Anfang des Hoffmann however, the field of psychiatry was apparently not unknown.

This is the life story of the Capuchin monk Medardus, written by his own hand. All in all I found the book too long, but I never meant to abandon it. He finds a man sleeping on a ledge above a rocky chasm and, since the man appears to be in great danger of falling, decides to help him.

Preview — Elixirele Diavolului by E. However, if you can get past The Devil’s Elixirs reflecting social standards of two centuries ago and not just towards women then it is an intriguing and engrossing light-horror mystery.

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