- The Sand-Man and Other Night
- by E.T.A. Hoffmann
- Translations by J.T. Bealby, A. Ewing,
Thomas Carlyle, E.F. Bleiler and Helen Grant.
- Edited and Introduced by Jim
- Cover photo by Jaqueline Vanek
Hoffmann was Germany's greatest author of fantastic and
supernaturalist fiction, a composer, music critic,
draftsman and caricaturist. He was himself the subject of
Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and his work
inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet The
Nutcracker (1892) and Delibes's ballet
- Hoffmann's fiction, exploring the darker
side of the human spirit, influenced Poe, Dickens,
Baudelaire and Kafka. His highly readable, entertaining
and eerie stories are thick with references to ghosts,
madness and hypnotic influence. Supernatural and sinister
characters appear in the lives of his heroes and
heroines, exposing the tragic and grotesque.
Sand-Man and Other Night Pieces is the definitive
collection of Hoffmann's stories of the supernatural,
including classic translations by J.T. Bealby, A. Ewing
and Thomas Carlyle, and adding important, more recent
translations by Everett Bleiler and Helen Grant. It is
edited and introduced by Jim Rockhill.
Sand-Man and Other Night Pieces is a sewn hardback book of
to 500 copies.
£35.00/$60 inc. p&p.
- Contents: 'Introduction' by Jim Rockhill,
'The Sand-Man', 'The Legacy', from The Serapion Brethren:
'A Fragment of the Lives of Three Friends', 'The Mines of
Falun', 'The Singers' Contest', 'Eine Spukgeschichte',
'Automatons', 'The Life of a Well-Known Character',
'Albertine's Wooers', 'The Uncanny Guest', 'The Vampire'.
'The Cremona Violin', 'The Golden Pot', 'A New Year's Eve
Adventure', 'The Abandoned House'. 'The Fiction and
Collections of E.T.A. Hoffmann'.
cover photograph is the work of Jaqueline Vanek.
4th September 2009