Considerazioni filosofiche del gatto Murr

Nelle Considerazioni filosofiche del gatto Murr, frammentaria autobiografia romanzata del 1820 22, in cui ricompare la figura di Kreisler, alter ego dell autore e gi protagonista dei Dolori musicali del direttore d orchestra Johann Kreisler 1809 , il gatto Murr, personificazione di filisteismo borghese, fa da contrappunto alla tragedia della follia incombente in un atmos Nelle Considerazioni filosofiche del gatto Murr, frammentaria autobiografia romanzata del 1820 22, in cui ricompare la figura di Kreisler, alter ego dell autore e gi protagonista dei Dolori musicali del direttore d orchestra Johann Kreisler 1809 , il gatto Murr, personificazione di filisteismo borghese, fa da contrappunto alla tragedia della follia incombente in un atmosfera di assurdit surreale, resa con analitico realismo

  

E.T.A. Hoffmann

Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E T A Hoffmann Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann , was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach s famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffman appears heavily fictionalized as the hero He is also the author of Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E T A Hoffmann Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann ,...

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  • Posted by Edward

    IntroductionFurther ReadingNote on the Illustrations The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr Editor s PostscriptNotes...

  • Posted by Petra

    What a fun book Told in two parts Tomcat Murr Kappellmeister Kreisler s stories this book is funny and intriguing Murr s segments are a staid, city lifea ordinary life of social customs, education, society, rank, etc Murr educates himself by learning to read write He has polish, civility, class..but always the cat in him comes out a fried herring head is too hard to resist, the claws come out at fright and anger, he arches his back There s no getting away from on What a fun book Told in two par

  • Posted by aPriL does feral sometimes

    E.T.A Hoffman, the author of this odd, unfinished book, was born in 1776 and died in 1822 Experts in Literature describe The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr , of which Part One was first published in 1819 and Part Two was published in 1821, as proto postmodernism because it shares many of the characteristics that define such novels The link below describes those characteristics.http www.writing.com main view_itemI am not a Literature expert of any kind, but I have been reading some E.T.A Ho

  • Posted by dely

    3,5Murr un gatto colto e intelligente che ama la lettura e si dedica con impegno anche alla scrittura Il libro, infatti, un autobiografia in cui Murr non solo parla della sua vita ma esprime anche le sue considerazioni sulla societ Murr, per , per scrivere la sua biografia, usa dei fogli che contenevano la biografia di Kreisler, un altro personaggio di Hoffmann Le due biografie in questo modo si sovrappongono e l editore stampa un libro che contiene le due biografie che s intrecciano e s 3,5Murr

  • Posted by J.T. Wilson

    It s always rewarding when you read a book like this two hundred years old and full of references to bourgeois German society and find that it is genuinely funny, that the humour transcends cultural and historical boundaries Here, the characteristics of the pretentious, deluded cat Murr and the intense, anti social composer Kriesler are easily identifiable in any era Murr engages in a sort of bildungsroman, starting off as a precocious kitten fond of half reading classics and amusing himse It s

  • Posted by Vit Babenco

    Cats are disdainful creatures so in their judgments of humanity they show no quarter I don t see why an agreeable domestic pet with a happy natural disposition shouldn t be taught to read and write, or indeed why such a little creature couldn t rise to become a scholar and poet Is that so unprecedented a thing I won t go so far as to quote the Thousand and One Nights as the best historical source, and a source full of pragmatic authenticity I will just remind you, my dear fellow, of Puss in Cats

  • Posted by David

    Always a fan of E.T.A Hoffmann I was not disappointed by this tale of a self aware cat and his journey through life Though not as compelling as The Tales of Hoffmann there was a lot to recommend this work of Fabulist Satire Though considered his masterpiece, I found the Tales of Hoffmann enjoyable but this is a personal choice and not meant to be read for an objective statement Essentially, it is the story of the self taught cat Tomcat Murr who has written is own autobiography which, Always a f