Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm Hoffmann


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Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (24 January 1776 – 25 June 1822), better known by his pen name E. T. A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus 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 fictitional opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and the author of the novella The ... more »

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  • ''Once you are dancing with the devil, the prettiest capers won't help you.''
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "Princess Brambilla," Three Märchen of Ernst Theodor Wilhelm H...
  • ''Boys should not play with weapons more dangerous than they understand.''
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "The Deed of Entail," trans. by J. M. Cohen, Ernst Theodor Wil...
  • ''Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.''
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "The Life and Opinions of Kater Murr," Selected Writings, vol....
  • ''Think of the wonderful circles in which our whole being moves and from which we cannot escape no matter how we try. The circler circles in these circles....''
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "The Life and Opinions of Kater Murr," Selected Writings, vol....
  • ''Human beings ought not to draw in their antennae at every ungentle touch, like supersensitive insects.''
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. The Serapion Brethren. By Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, vol....
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