The only text of his that is still widely read and that is not a horror story is this one, the Lebensansichten des Katers Murr nebst fragmentarischer. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Hoffmann wurde am in Königsberg geboren. Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr nebst fragmentarischer Biografie des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler in zufälligen Makulaturblättern ist ein satirischer.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Satire without heart can be hollow and poor, weak, and, at worst, mean-spirited and dull.

Parody usually implies criticism and indeed, in addition to the satiric criticism I outlined above, the Bildungsroman parody has an additional, specific target. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. At the turn of the century and again in the Weimar republic, it was young ardent students who were most heavily involved in this kind of thinking, not old crusty conservatives.

His autobiography, as we learn in the introduction, is written upon pieces of paper that he found.

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It did, and many high ranking officials called for severe punishment for the wayward students. Instead, the text shows the artist struggling lebebsansichten maintain his personal vision and integrity, instead of caving to the pressure like Meister did.

In a climate of repression, with the Prussian state cracking down on rebellious students, he wrote laters published a satire on a particularly angered and powerful official. Do take note of the ingeniousness of this.

Learn how your comment data is processed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Critic Alex Ross writes of the novel, “If the phantasmagoric ‘Kater Murr’ were published tomorrow as the work of a lebensabsichten Brooklyn hipster, it might be hailed as a tour de force of postmodern fiction.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Jeffrey Ford described the novel as a “complex, truly wild fiction” where Hoffman “pieced together the fragments of his own shattered psyche and commented on the relationship of art and artists to society.

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This book is strange, it contains so much, and is, mugr the other hand, very light and entertaining reading. Notify me of new comments via email. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


In this, too, the novel fragment about Murr the tomcat, is different. Hoffmann must have had similar objections to the book and others that followed in its wake. If you hated it, even better.

Lebens-Ansichten Des Katers Murr

Kreisler is a young, passionate artist. Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre was largely adulated when it came out but it had also a couple of rather vehement enemies, among them Friedrich von Hardenberg, better known as Novalis, who dess his only novel, Heinrich von Ofterdingenas a response to Wilhelm Meister.

So, his ridicule of the philistine is also a ridicule of the goals of the Bildungsroman, and of the goals and ideas of Prussian society around him. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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The fact that Hoffmann was not able to finish the novel deprives us of a synthesis. On the internet I have encountered people who have certainly read multiple books of history but have clearly not understood anything beyond that which fosters their own preconceptions.

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