E. T. A. Hoffmann (24 January 1776 – 25 June 1822) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.[

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E. T. A Hoffmann: E. T. A. Hoffmann - Gesammelte Werke

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El hombre de arena, E. T. A. Hoffmann: Miradas que abrasan. Ilustración de Mariano Henestrosa para Fabulantes.

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No Sugar Plums Here: The Dark, Romantic Roots Of 'The Nutcracker' : NPR

June 25th "Think of the wonderful circles in which our whole being moves and from which we cannot escape no matter how we try. The circler circles in these circles." The author of fantasy and horror, jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist E.T.A. Hoffmann died today, 190 years ago, at the age of 46 in Berlin. Being almost a prophet without honour in his own land, his admirers range from Balzac and Hugo to Pushkin and Dostoevski to Edgar Allan Poe and Wagner.

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An inofficial illustrationfor "Ciprian´s Tale" from E. T. A. Hoffmann´s novel by Vania Zouravliov

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