Der Sandmann/The Sandman By E. T. A. Hoffmann

The Original German and a New English Translation with Critical Introductions

; Jolyon Timothy Hughes (Oversetter)

E.T.A. Hoffman can be considered one of the fathers of German Gothic Horror. He wrote one of the first German horror novels, Die Elixiere des Teufels (The Devil's Elixirs), and he also wrote the story to which Tchaikovsky composed the Nutcracker Suite. Les mer
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E.T.A. Hoffman can be considered one of the fathers of German Gothic Horror. He wrote one of the first German horror novels, Die Elixiere des Teufels (The Devil's Elixirs), and he also wrote the story to which Tchaikovsky composed the Nutcracker Suite. The Sandman is a story that is unique in its perspective, which depends on which of the main characters' viewpoints one believes. If one follows the interpretation of the romantic, Nathanael, then there is a mad man after him (from a childhood trauma related to the Sandman). If one believes the viewpoint of Clara, the rational one, it is all in his mind and pure fantasy. Written in 1816/17, the topic of the automaton is also a question of what is real and what is merely perceived to be real, which is at the root of the uncanny, as described by Freud, among others. Blurring the lines between mechanical and human is a very contemporary issue with virtual assistants and AI's whose voices are indistinguishable from humans. This narrative is over 200 years old still and has many interesting and prescient questions at its core that modern audiences will find interesting and engaging.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface
Introduction to the Author
Introduction to the Work
Classification of the Text
The Characters
Themes
Conclusion
Der Sandmann/The Sandman
Sektion I: Nathanael an Lothar
Section I: Nathanael's Letter to Lothar
Sektion II
Section II
Clara an Nathanael
Clara to Nathanael
Nathanael an Lothar
Nathanael to Lothar
Sektion III-Die Erzahlung
Section III-The Narration
Sektion IV
Section IV
Sektion V
Section V
Epilog
Epilogue
Works Cited
Notes on the Translation
About the Author

About the Translator

Om forfatteren

Jolyon Timothy Hughes is professor of German and associate dean in the College of Arts and Humanities at Georgia Southern University.