The Wounded Storyteller (inbunden)
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Yale University Press
Jack Zipes
Russell, Karen (foreword)
Natalie Frank
200 color illus.
310 x 231 x 28 mm
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The Wounded Storyteller (inbunden)

The Wounded Storyteller

The Traumatic Tales of E. T. A. Hoffmann

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2023-05-30
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E. T. A. Hoffmanns classic tales of Gothic horror and fantasy are presented in a new translation accompanying the beguiling drawings of Natalie Frank Sumptuous. . . . [Natalie Franks] artwork . . . is gruesome perfection.Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal E. T. A. Hoffmann (17761822) was one of the greatest German Romantic authors of fantasy and a pioneer in the genre we now call Gothic horror. His innovative stories explore ideas of madness, genius, doppelgngers, artificial intelligence, and the boundaries between realities and dreams. Artist Natalie Frank and leading fairy-tale scholar Jack Zipes have joined forces in this lavishly illustrated volume of five of Hoffmanns most influential tales: The Golden Pot, The Sandman, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Mystifying Child, and The Mines of Falun. In addition to offering fresh translations, Zipes introduces the project and sheds light on how Hoffmanns lifetime of personal traumas shaped his writing. Franks richly rendered gouache and chalk pastels reveal Hoffmanns worlds in full-page drawings and marginalia. Pivotal scenes of transformation, courage, love, desire, and betrayal are illustrated through a feminist lens, focusing on strong, self-aware female characters. A foreword by novelist Karen Russell delves into the influence the tales had on her own literary career and the ways in which she emulates Hoffmann today. The Wounded Storyteller will introduce Hoffmanns timeless work to a new generation of readers.
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Sumptuous. . . . Enough eldritch ferocity to supply hallucinatory macro-doses to you and every adult you know. . . . [Natalie Franks] artwork . . . is gruesome perfection, for Hoffmanns tales intend to shake us out of our torpor, to make us see the fantastical forces at work all around us.Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal Frank and Zipes have met the challenge of taking on Hoffman with fierce energy, investing these timeless tales with a new relevance and contemporary sensibility.Claire Gilman, The Drawing Center Franks extraordinary artwork frames Zipess translations of Hoffmanns stories on each page, offering readers an experience in which the visual images and verbal texts are in constant conversation, commenting on and enriching each other.Donald Haase, author of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from Around the World

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E. T. A. Hoffmann was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, as well as a lawyer, composer, music critic, and artist. Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota and an esteemed scholar of fairy tales. Natalie Frank is an acclaimed artist known for her previous books of fairy tales, including Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Karen Russell is an American fiction writer whose work includes the story collections Orange World and Vampires in the Lemon Grove and the novel Swamplandia!