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“Real Humor Cannot Be Captured in a Novel”: Kierkegaard Reading E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr

James Rasmussen

in E. T. A. Hoffman: Transgressive Romanticism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941213
eISBN:
9781789629057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941213.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The final essay essay addresses not only Kierkegaard’s reception of Hoffmann, but also the humor at work in Hoffmann’s Kater Murr. From a Kierkegaardian point of view, Kater Murr transgresses its own ... More


Hoffmann’s “Two Worlds” and the Problem of Life-Writing

Julian Knox

in E. T. A. Hoffman: Transgressive Romanticism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941213
eISBN:
9781789629057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941213.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The tenth chapter approaches Kater Murr as a response to Goethe’s paradigmatic Wilhelm Meister, as well as to the Romantics’ various novels of education, which for the most part reproduce the journey ... More


E. T. A. Hoffman: Transgressive Romanticism

Christopher R. Clason (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941213
eISBN:
9781789629057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This collection of essays addresses a very broad range of Hoffmann’s most significant works, examining them through the lens of “transgression.” Transgression bears relevance to E. T. A. Hoffmann’s ... More


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