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E.T.A. Hoffmann

Contes fantastiques III


Edgar Poe, Gogol, Stevenson, Kafka... Goya et Dali, Schumann et ses Kreisleriana, Offenbach et ses Contes d'Hoffmann bien sûr : rarement un écrivain aura si durablement marqué, non seulement la littérature, mais aussi la musique et la peinture, de son empreinte. Il a inventé le roman noir et l'intrigue policière, jeté les bases de la littérature fantastique - dont la terminologie même tire sa source de ses Phantasiestücke -, et l'on retrouve jusque chez Thomas Bernhard un écho de ses nouvelles musicales. Chef d'orchestre talentueux, dessinateur inspiré, les multiples facettes de ce génie protéiforme se reproduisent dans ses personnages : comme en une galerie des glaces, femmes fatales automates, animaux à visage humain, esprits maléfiques et démons grimaçants se métamorphosent et tourbillonnent, folle sarabande gavée d'énergie, d'invention et d'ironie avec cet humour et cette gréce poétique dont la modernité ne cesse de nous éblouir.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1993
Publisher: Flammarion
Pages: 505
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782080703781
ISBN 10: 2080703781

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Contes fantastiques III