The Sand-Man and other Night Pieces

The Sand Man and other Night Pieces E T A Hoffmann was Germany s greatest author of fantastic and supernaturalist fiction a composer music critic draftsman and caricaturist He was himself the subject of Offenbach s opera The Tales of

  • Title: The Sand-Man and other Night Pieces
  • Author: Jim Rockhill E.T.A. Hoffmann
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • E.T.A Hoffmann was Germany s greatest author of fantastic and supernaturalist fiction, a composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist He was himself the subject of Offenbach s opera The Tales of Hoffmann , and his work inspired Tchaikovsky s ballet The Nutcracker 1892 and Delibes ballet Coppelia 1870 Hoffmann s fiction, exploring the darker side of the hE.T.A Hoffmann was Germany s greatest author of fantastic and supernaturalist fiction, a composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist He was himself the subject of Offenbach s opera The Tales of Hoffmann , and his work inspired Tchaikovsky s ballet The Nutcracker 1892 and Delibes ballet Coppelia 1870 Hoffmann s fiction, exploring the darker side of the human spirit, influenced Poe, Dickens, Baudelaire and Kafka His highly readable, entertaining and eerie stories are thick with references to ghosts, madness and hypnotic influence Supernatural and sinister characters appear in the lives of his heroes and heroines, exposing the tragic and grotesque The Sand Man and Other Night Pieces is the definitive collection of Hoffmann s stories of the supernatural, including classic translations by J.T Bealby, A Ewing and Thomas Carlyle, and adding important, recent translations by Everett Bleiler and Helen Grant It is edited and introduced by Jim Rockhill.

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