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E. T. A. Hoffmann

German Romantic author

1776   -   1822

genre: opera, short story
country of citizenship: Kingdom of Prussia
educated at: University of Königsberg
occupation: composer, judge, caricaturist, painter, children's writer, writer, conductor, screenwriter, science fiction writer, novelist, music critic, drawer

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (commonly abbreviated as E. T. A. Hoffmann; born Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann; 24 January 1776 – 25 June 1822) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a jurist, composer, music critic and artist. His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach's famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffmann appears (heavily fictionalized) as the hero. He is also the author of the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based. The ballet Coppélia is based on two other stories that Hoffmann wrote, while Schumann's Kreisleriana is based on Hoffmann's character Johannes Kreisler. Hoffmann's stories highly influenced 19th-century literature, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.
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works

39

The Golden Pot

literary work

author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

1814

Das fremde Kind

Kunstmärchen von E. T. A. Hoffmann

author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

1817

Princess Brambilla

literary work

author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

1820

The Devil's Elixirs

novel by E. T. A. Hoffmann

author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

1815

The Sandman

short story by E.T.A. Hoffmann

author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

1817

Master flea

literary work

author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

1822

Das Gelübde

literary work

author: E. T. A. Hoffmann

1817

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