The Urban Text of E.T.A. Hoffmann: the Stories “The Golden Pot”, “The Deserted House” and the Novel “The Devil's Elixirs”

Larisa Aleksejevna Mishina, Natalia Konstantinovna Shutaya, Elena Yurievna Skorokhodova, Oksana Ivanovna Lytkina, Larisa Nikolaevna Aleshina


In this article the urban text of the German romanticist E.T.A. Hoffmann in the stories “The Golden Pot”, “The Deserted House” and the novel “The Devil's Elixirs” is analyzed. Three types of the city are noted: the real city in the fantastical environment (Dresden); the real and at the same time mystical city (Berlin); the enlightened city. The images of the city are studied in the connection with genres of the works. The traits of realism in the late German romanticism are noted.



E. T. A. Hoffmann, urban text, romanticism, palimpsest

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