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“A poor, imprisoned animal.” Persons, Property, and the Unnatural Nature of the Law in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “Das Majorat”

Alexander Schlutz

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/9781786941213.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The first essay examines the complex relationship between the law and crime in Hoffmann’s “Das Majorat,” from the first volume of the Night Pieces (1816). The “Majorat” – the legal document that ... More


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