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Realmente Hoffmann es un maestro, tanto en el estilo como en la trama.

Preview — The Devil’s Elixirs by E. All in all I found the book too long, but I never meant to abandon it. More people begin to look just like Medardus and we start to become confused as to which one is actually Medardus. 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.

His further life is filled with visions, insanity, murder, sin, wickedness, lust, repentance and all of the rest the ecclesiastical vocabulary has to offer. His own bifurcations get projected on the outside world as well wherein every woman he meets is either a spotless saint or a tempting demon–or both, but only in a troubling back and forth of actions and attitudes.

I won’t say too much about the book before the meeting but I really enjoyed it. Un frate Medardus, eh eh eh beve un vinello antico e sclera. For example, he takes shelter with in a forest lodge where there is a “mad monk. I started reading this month’s [info]bibliogoth book on the way to Bath. Aber da dem nun mal nicht so ist Eso la hace una historia exquisitamente agobiante, con pasajes que sinceramente me dieron miedo.


The characters seemed more developed than in the Monk and I really enjoyed the madness aspect. Apr 12, Linda rated it really liked it.

Therefore the scenes in which the monk goes mad belong to the strongest ones in the book. Open Preview See a Problem? Sii dunque libero e felice. If you’re looking for a cosy Victorian ghost story then look elsewhere, but if you enjoy the sheer inspired lunacy of the gothic, and you’re prepared to go along for the ride, then you may well like this.

Y con esto nos encontramos con Los elixires del diablo, una novela del siglo Elixxires que explora el “yo” profundo de la psique humana y que hace vibrar las cuerdas del alma, hasta hacerla estremecer. Publicada en durante uno de sus habituales ataques febriles, E. Hoffmann however, the field of psychiatry was apparently not unknown.

It’s full-blooded, original recipe gothic, complete with family curse, virtuous maiden, a mad monk or two, and a plot that’s not so much labyrinthine as a hall of mirrors. Feb 23, Trounin rated it it was ok.

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For the author E. My mocking status-updates might dsl have conveyed that very well but it is leixires Gothic novel, you don’t really ask for reason and logic in those, there’s simply lots of doomed love, Doppelganger and Very Dark Secrets.

Die Handlung ist zwischendurch sehr verwirrend: Despite being nearly incomprehensible plot wise attempting to work out the intricacies of the labyrinthine plot alongside the myriad number of characters would take you months this is a greatly enjoyable albeit ridiculous take on the gothic novel. Nice to know that slixires Gothic, as a genre and perhaps Sterne’s satirewas able to predict the most original techniques to come of 20th century literature.


Without objective reality, everything is an endless parade of ever-changing re-evaluations, no? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ann Radcliffe drops a tab of acid.

Los elixires del diablo : papeles póstumos del hermano Medardo, un capuchino

Y es que en ”Los elixires This is NOT one of those. Now it gets really strange. Zugegeben, der ganze Inhalt des Buches wurde mir erst klar, nachdem siablo mehrere Zusammenfassungen gelesen habe.

The monk’s only hope for salvation lies with the beautiful Aurelie; but in order to escape the curse which lies over his family, he must evade the sinister powers of th The charismatic monk Medardus becomes implicated in a deadly mystery against his will.

His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach’s famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffman dablo heavily fictionalized as the hero. View all 17 comments.

Se la suele definir como densa y larga, adjetivos no necesariamente negativos. The overriding theme though is the identity confusion over the main character.