248 pp., 6 x 9, 10 halftones, 2 figs, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5856-8
Published: May 2020
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In the course of his fairy tale production (1814–1821), Hoffmann's use of language, imagery, and structure becomes increasingly distorted and alienated from everyday reality. Similarly, his employment of humor develops from early sociocritical, ironic, and parodistic intent to more autonomous and clearly less referential forms of 'absolute humor.'