Treasure Island

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm Hoffmann


Do you like this poet?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

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 »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Quotations

more quotations »
  • Is it the breath, merely, of the performer on a wind- instrument, or the skillful, supple fingers of the performer on a stringed instrument which evoke those tones which lay upon us a spell of such po...
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "Automata," trans. by Alexander Ewing, The Best Tales of Hoffm...
  • There are men from whom nature or some peculiar destiny has removed the cover beneath which we hide our own madness. They are like thin-skinned insects whose visible play of muscles seem to make them ...
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "Councillor Krespel," Selected Writings, vol. 1, p. 180, ed. a...
  • ''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...
  • The human spirit is itself the most wonderful fairy tale that can possibly be. What a magnificent world lies enclosed within our bosoms! No solar orbit hems it in, the inexhaustible wealth of the tota...
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "Princess Brambilla," Three Märchen of Ernst Theodor Wilhelm H...
  • Everything here below beneath the sun is subject to continual change; and perhaps there is nothing which can be called more inconstant than opinion, which turns round in an everlasting circle like the...
    E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776-1822), German author, composer. "Signor Formica," trans. by J.T. Bealby, The Best Tales of Hof...
Read more quotations »

Comments about Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm Hoffmann

There is no comment submitted by members..
Click here to write your comments about Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm Hoffmann

Top Poets

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]