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  1. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    I read this rather no very creepy tale years ago, and while I truly enjoyed and above all appreciated E T A Hoffmann s Der Sandmann, I also do not much feel like a detailed and intense rereading at this time, as the plot, the thematics actually repeatedly produced some rather vivid and glaring nightmares when I perused it, first for a German Romanticism course in undergrad and then later for my PhD Comprehensive Examinations I still recall that there were dancing mechnical maniacal dolls, I read this rather no very creepy tale years ago, and while I truly enjoyed and above all appreciated E T A Hoffmann s Der Sandmann, I also do not much feel like a detailed and intense rereading at this time, as the plot, the thematics actually repeatedly produced some rather vivid and glaring nightmares when I perused it, first for a German Romanticism course in undergrad and then later for my PhD Comprehensive Examinations I still recall that there were dancing mechnical maniacal dolls, and a sandman who was anything but benevolent and was forever watching me with strange eyes, monitoring me, and during my PhD Comprehensive preparation phase, even nastily admonishing me to read my massive and awe inspiring reading list always and ever faster and faster, yikes, it still gives me the shivers A most definitely imaginative and wonderful, but alsothan disturbing sojourn into E.T.A Hoffmann s dark, grasping and uncanny night of the soul interesting, even fun at times, but Der Sandmann is basically a story that is for all intents and purposes presents a 19th century horror genre experiment , and is thus most definitely a fairy tale a Kunstm rchen for adults, and NOT really appropriate for young children And by the way, the dancing doll episode in Jacques Offenbach s famous opera, The Tales of Hoffmann, while brilliant and evocative in and of itself, is also at least from a creepiness and uncanniness point of view but a pale and tame reflection of Der Sandmann on which the episode is distinctly but still rather loosely based


  2. Greta Greta says:

    The Sandmann is the most disturbing and schizophrenic piece of classic literature there is and I love it E.T.A Hoffmann was way before his time In this book he describes the development of schizophrenia to its worst consequence, at a time where it wasn t recognized as a psychological disorder yet Only after Sigmund Freud used this novel in his thesis 100 years later to show the exemplary development of such a disease, it became a masterpiece of analysis The story evolves around the protagon The Sandmann is the most disturbing and schizophrenic piece of classic literature there is and I love it E.T.A Hoffmann was way before his time In this book he describes the development of schizophrenia to its worst consequence, at a time where it wasn t recognized as a psychological disorder yet Only after Sigmund Freud used this novel in his thesis 100 years later to show the exemplary development of such a disease, it became a masterpiece of analysis The story evolves around the protagonist Nathanael but is told from different perspectives, so that the distinction between ill thoughts, experience, memory and hallucinations is blurry from the very beginning By telling the story of the disturbed mind instead of explaining it, the reader is confronted with the raw fear and uncertainty of experiences, you can t tell to be true or not The story works a lot with eyes, as symbols for the entry to our soul and the feeling of being watched Due to their severe violation in the storyline they become a key point for a disease eating deep in his soul and setting off his hallucinations that people are not who they seem to be He shows a great affliction to surveillance and machines, both attributes that are extremely common elements of schizophrenic hallucinations Fire and heat symbolize the progression of his disease and might also stand for a high fever caused by a childhood disease, responsible for fever induced hallucinations It s a childhood trauma abducting rationality till death.This book can not be read without an analytical eye, or you won t be able to understand it, but if you do it it eats you up


  3. Peter Peter says:

    Brilliant book starting with a kid s fear of the sandman Problem is the sandman concept never truely disappears but comes again and again haunting Nathanael Why is advocate Coppelius or the weather glass hawker Coppola associated with evil principle Is there something supernatural at work and did Coppelius really kill his father Nathanael insults his soon to be wife Clara as lifeless automaton as she gives a rational explanation on his fears But what about Spalanzani s daughter Olimpi Brilliant book starting with a kid s fear of the sandman Problem is the sandman concept never truely disappears but comes again and again haunting Nathanael Why is advocate Coppelius or the weather glass hawker Coppola associated with evil principle Is there something supernatural at work and did Coppelius really kill his father Nathanael insults his soon to be wife Clara as lifeless automaton as she gives a rational explanation on his fears But what about Spalanzani s daughter Olimpia Nathanael falls in love with Olimpia is an extremely eerie character Her and Coppelius render this tale a gothic masterpiece Reading through the chapters you ll constantly ask yourself how is this story going to end Is there a happy end for Nathanael Coppelius is one of the uncanniest and evil character you ll ever come across He will remain with you as the Sandman Georgous book, absolutely recommended, a true classic


  4. Gerasimos Reads Gerasimos Reads says:

    The work of a genius Very creepy and enjoyable to read, but at the same time extremely intelligent and multilayered.


  5. Kai Kai says:

    If, like a bold painter, you had first sketched in a few audacious strokes the outline of the picture you had in your own soul, you would then easily have been able to deepen and intensify the colors one after the other, until the varied throng of living figures carried your friends away and they, like you, saw themselves in the midst of the scene that had proceeded out of your own soul We had to read The Sandman for our literature seminar I was looking forward to it I had never read anythinIf, like a bold painter, you had first sketched in a few audacious strokes the outline of the picture you had in your own soul, you would then easily have been able to deepen and intensify the colors one after the other, until the varied throng of living figures carried your friends away and they, like you, saw themselves in the midst of the scene that had proceeded out of your own soul We had to read The Sandman for our literature seminar I was looking forward to it I had never read anything by E.T.A Hoffmann before and had heard great things about him.Personally, I couldn t connect with the story I loved the dark and psychological images it drew The game it played, with childhood fears and madness It is a concept with so much potential.I think it is the way this story is written that compromises my passion and liking for it The sentences are overly long You could make 5 individual and complex sentences out of a single one, still Beautiful prose doesn t have to be complicated Simplicity has a beauty of it s own.Findof my books on Instagram


  6. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    The antiquated language and over wrought prose on offer here will likely turn off some readers I don t necessarily prefer this sort of writing, and I don t care to read it terribly often despite my enchantment with classic horror and speculative fiction However, part of me enjoys these elements at the same time as finding them hard to tolerate when I am not in the mood for them Rather a contradiction, but there you have it There s something about the way this taste of antiquity takes me ba The antiquated language and over wrought prose on offer here will likely turn off some readers I don t necessarily prefer this sort of writing, and I don t care to read it terribly often despite my enchantment with classic horror and speculative fiction However, part of me enjoys these elements at the same time as finding them hard to tolerate when I am not in the mood for them Rather a contradiction, but there you have it There s something about the way this taste of antiquity takes me back in history, so that I can experience life as those who lived during these times experienced it.Nathanael is a broken man The horrific events of his past have destroyed him in the most fundamental of ways He is not free to be a happy, joy filled man, content with the love of a good woman and the friendships of those around him He is haunted by the dark memories and the malevolent figure of Coppelius, who murdered his father This figure became intertwined in the imaginings of a childhood dark fable about the Sandman, who will punish bad children who don t go to bed in a timely fashion.Years later, the memory of that diabolical man taints everything, even his relationship with Clara, his beloved Nathanael goes back to University and starts falling in love with Olimpia, the daughter of his physics professor She is literally the perfect woman an exquisitely correct danger, a pianist without flaw, and beautifully mannered She listens carefully to everything he says, not dismissing him as Clara does when he goes off on a melancholy bent He adores and is obsessed with her, even though his friends and acquaintances find her repellent in her lack of animation Unfortunately, his beloved is not as she seems.The Sandman is a study in psychological horror Like many good horror stories, this one is laced with ambiguity Is the malevolent figure continuing to haunt Nathanael, or has he lost his sanity, stricken by hallucinations and mental malaise his mind broken by those terrifying events in his childhood I wasn t quite sure because there was evidence to suggest that it was not completely a figment of Nathanael s imagination.The Sandman is an important short story because it is one of the first works of fiction to include an artificial human, the precursor to the robot of later fiction and scientific reality today I have wanted to read this story for a while, and I enjoyed itthan not Despite the author s penchant for using five words when one would suffice, and the somewhat disjointed narrative structure, I found myself becoming very enthralled as I read this story Mr Hoffman shows a vivid imagination, and his prose caused me to become involved in the story to a level in which I was quite worried about how the story would conclude Although this won t be to all tastes, I recommend that admirers of classic fantasy and horrors read this one at least one, because it does have something of merit to offer to the literary world


  7. JK JK says:

    I felt sick to my stomach throughout most of this There s nothing overly supernatural, creepy, or terrifying just a horribly unsettling undercurrent of tension and dread running underneath each word It s a marvel.Hoffman s skill here isn t in depicting ghouls or demons, but in showing us the effects an encounter with such whether perceived or otherwise can have on the human psyche Our protagonist is plagued by a situation from his childhood, and subconsciously seems to seek this out in hi I felt sick to my stomach throughout most of this There s nothing overly supernatural, creepy, or terrifying just a horribly unsettling undercurrent of tension and dread running underneath each word It s a marvel.Hoffman s skill here isn t in depicting ghouls or demons, but in showing us the effects an encounter with such whether perceived or otherwise can have on the human psyche Our protagonist is plagued by a situation from his childhood, and subconsciously seems to seek this out in his later years, leading to his descent into madness.I enjoyed that Hoffman left everything open to interpretation were these ghastly villains really what our protagonist thought they were, or did he merely conjure it all in his imagination, having nested there for years as a repressed fear Either way, it s a heart stopping thought


  8. Zainab Zainab says:

    Mr Sandman, bring me a dreamMake him the cutest that I ve ever seenGive him the word that I m not a roverI m sorry but that s all I can think of right now and now the song s stuck in my head Toodles


  9. Martin Martin says:

    This famous German classic is 200 years old And yet, with the current research interest in robotics and AI, it sup to date than ever before.The events of this short story are up to numerous interpretations which seem to be a favorite pastime of those studying German literature but basically The Sand Man is the chronology of a mental illness.A young college student named Nathanael recalls a traumatic childhood experience after running into a man who reminds him of the person who caus This famous German classic is 200 years old And yet, with the current research interest in robotics and AI, it sup to date than ever before.The events of this short story are up to numerous interpretations which seem to be a favorite pastime of those studying German literature but basically The Sand Man is the chronology of a mental illness.A young college student named Nathanael recalls a traumatic childhood experience after running into a man who reminds him of the person who caused his father s death and who haunted his childhood as a mysterious figure named The Sand Man who steals children s eyes if they don t go to bed in time As an adult, Nathanael is aware that the tale of the Sand Man was just that A tale his mother had made up to get Nathanael and his siblings to go to bed whenever the creepy advocate Coppelius came to visit Nathanael s father to conduct questionable alchemical experiments with him Experiments which, eventually, cost his father s life.His girlfriend Clara tries to talk some sense into him, reminding him that things that disturb our souls are within ourselves, so mistaking a stranger for the man who haunted his childhood doesn t make the stranger himself a threat, as long as Nathanael doesn t allow his fear to take over his life.Nathanael s mental constitution deteriorates further when he moves into a new apartment and sees a beautiful girl through the window, sitting silently in the apartment across the street.He falls madly in love with the silent neighbor who is said to be the daughter of a professor in the local college When said professor invites the town to a ball to introduce his daughter, Nathanael makes the acquaintance of Olimpia, who simply smiles and comments everything he says with Oh In his increasing madness, Nathanael takes her simple answers as a sign of true depth, so unlike his girlfriend Clara who always seems bored when he reads his weird and dark poetry to her.The townsfolk comment on Olimpia s strangeness, her cold skin and dead lifeless eyes But Nathanael is determined to marry Olimpia despite his friends warnings When he arrives at the professor s apartment with an engagement ring, he witnesses the professor and a man fighting over Olimpia, tearing her mechanical robot body apart.This is literally the last straw for Nathanael to fall into the abyss of madness.It s one of the coolest stories of that era that you can find.Humanlike robots, so called automats were pretty popular back in the early 19th century, so it s no wonder this theme was used so perfectly in this story Moving machines were considered alive by people who had no idea of engineering So having Nathanael find himself unable to distinguish between what s a real human being and what s a machine seems to be a stroke of genius to me.I genuinely like this story and I m so glad I ve read it again after almost 20 years when my teacher made me hold a presentation on that book in my German lessons, LOL 5 stars


  10. Joseph Joseph says:

    Nathanael s childhood is haunted by the mysterious figure of Coppelius, a lawyer friend of his father who regularly turns up at their house for night time alchemical sessions Nathanael associates Coppelius with the mythical Sandman, the legendary being said to steal the eyes of children who refuse to go to sleep When Nathanael s father dies as a result of an experiment gone wrong, this ominous mental link is sealed once and for all Years later, with Nathanael now a university student, unwelco Nathanael s childhood is haunted by the mysterious figure of Coppelius, a lawyer friend of his father who regularly turns up at their house for night time alchemical sessions Nathanael associates Coppelius with the mythical Sandman, the legendary being said to steal the eyes of children who refuse to go to sleep When Nathanael s father dies as a result of an experiment gone wrong, this ominous mental link is sealed once and for all Years later, with Nathanael now a university student, unwelcome memories are reawakened by the arrival in town of Italian barometer salesman Coppola Could he be Coppelius under an assumed name And what is his association with Professor Spalanzani Nathanael s ruminations increasingly skirt obsession His infatuation with Olimpia, Spalanzani s perfectly formed but strangely uncommunicative daughter, only adds to his emotional confusion I have the impression that continental Gothic tends to beearnest and intense than English Gothic No doubt this is a generalisation which invites any number of exceptions However, it is certainly true of E.T.A Hoffmann s The Sandman 1816 Almost unremittingly dark, its bleakness is only tempered, if at all, by occasional bursts of black humour The plot is underpinned by vague aura of supernatural dread, although from the start there is a strong suggestion that this is a tale not of ghosts or monsters but of a very human madness which may beterrifying than any phantom.A classic of its kind, The Sandman has inspired later authors including Poe and composers such as Delibes and Offenbach This annotated Alma Classics edition features a new translation by Christopher Moncrieff and includes in an Appendix a few pages from Sigmund Freud s The Uncanny a celebrated essay which gives a predictably psycho sexual interpretation of Hoffmann s novella


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The Sandman [PDF / Epub] ❤ The Sandman ✅ E.T.A. Hoffmann – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk E T A Hoffmann is seen as a pioneer of both Romanticism and fantasy literature, and his novella, Mademoiselle de Scud ri A Tale from the Times of Louis XIV is often cited as the first ever detective s E T A Hoffmann is seen as a pioneer of both Romanticism and fantasy literature, and his novella, Mademoiselle de Scud ri A Tale from the Times of Louis XIV is often cited as the first ever detective story Hoffman s story The Sandman provided both the inspiration for L o Delibes s ballet Copp lia, and the basis for a highly influential essay by Sigmund Freud, called The Uncanny Indeed, Freud referred to Hoffman as the unrivalled master of the uncanny in literature Many of the demonic and thriller stories, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.