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E. T. A. Hoffmann e o gênio de Johannes Kreisler

  • Gregores, Daniel Moraes
Publication Date
Apr 26, 2018
Repositório Institucional UNESP
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The present work aims at analyzing the literary character Johannes Kreisler, from the German writer E. T. A. Hoffmann, in its appearance in the novel Lebensansichten des Katers Murr, according to the understanding of the idea of genius from different authors (philosophers, theologians, writers and critics in general) of England, France and Germany who addressed their efforts to the discussion of the concept between the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 19th century in Europe. Without disregarding the echoes and the influence of Classic Antiquity to the concept of genius, this approach through means of this historic time justifies itself by allowing the varied colors concerning the understanding of the concept during the period to be made explicit and also by allowing the traits which are going to be a mark to the wide romantic comprehension of the term to be specified. The research hypothesis in face of the phenomenon that first calls our attention, namely the influence exerted by the literary character Kreisler upon some of the most noticeable figures of musical Romanticism in Europe during the 19th century, brings up the question that perhaps, beyond the relation to the musical thematic, a confluence of an ideal of romantic genius in the occurrence of the literary character may be determining to the influence exerted by the Kapellmeister Kreisler.

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