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This is the best book I’ve read in a while and one I’d like to read again in the future.

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I loved this variation, however, because of it’s much more philosophical theme and its explosion of the confines of the genre into something so modern–and so much weirder than any Gothic romance that preceded it. Nice to know that only Gothic, as a genre and perhaps Sterne’s satirewas able to predict the most original techniques to come of 20th century literature.

Highly entertaining in a 19th century sort of way. Yes; but with some reservations.

Difficult to summarise but a very fast read, The Devil’s Elixirs is a psychedelic novel of the 19th century with all the elements of the Gothic genre: This translation was originally published in and was a joy to read.

Dec 19, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: It seemed totally appropriate to be reading an early 19th century gothic novel there, particularly as we were staying on exactly the same street that Miss Catherine Moreland stayed at when she first arrived in Bath.


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For example, he takes shelter with in a forest lodge where there is a “mad monk. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ogni posseduto ha il suo santo, si parlava infatti di possessione demoniaca e delle convulsioni demoniache. I guess even Hoffmann had to keep his mind on the journey or he would have lost the thread himself!

Mar 24, Diana rated it it was loa Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Events and characters repeat and reflect one another, you’ll probably need a pencil and paper to work out the family relationships and even then I was OK, granted this is opera plot level daft, with emotional swings along the lines of love – hate – love – stab sometimes within sentences of one anotherbut I rather like it.

Though I’m not entirely sure how I might have forgotten it Dep is known for his Elixirew story and the tales behind The Tales of Hoffmann opera. Dialo, and did I mention of top of all this there is a doppelganger?

Los elixires del diablo/ The Elixirs Of The Devil

riablo As he travels towards Rome he wrestles with the enigma of his own identity while pursued by his murderous doppelganger. How, you say, can he be both the traveler AND the mad monk? Return to Book Page. Mar 12, Lee Foust rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even in the end I wasn’t fully able to comprehend it.

To live a false dichotomy, then, is to be split in two and you get the great occidental doppelganger narrative: I loved supporting roles elixirfs as the irrepressible Italian barber-dwarf Belcampo and the Prince who elixire from fad to fad in order to keep himself entertained.


View all 4 comments. Now I realise that for some people this would be too disconcerting, however I love it. It’s actually less manic than some of his short stories but it has all of his usual obsessions – identity confusion, supernatural beings, coincidences, hallucinatory ramblings, murder, lust, etc. Everything that happens in the story keeps coming back around; each event gets experienced, then explained, and then sometimes re-experienced and re-explained, reviewed from other point of view, then interpreted wholly differently than what I took from the narrative’s first presentation of it.

Despite being nearly incomprehensible plot wise attempting to work out the intricacies of the diabloo plot alongside the myriad number of characters would take you months this diahlo a greatly enjoyable albeit ridiculous take on the gothic novel.

And how can he be arrested for a crime elixres discover that a monk, who strangely looks exactly like him, actually committed it and is being taken off to be executed? There were some dull moments but on I started reading this month’s [info]bibliogoth book on the way to Bath.

I took The Devil’s Elixirsthematically, as an exploration of what happens when one tries to live such false dichotomies. It’s not you it’s me.

It’s full-blooded, original recipe gothic, complete with family curse, virtuous maiden, a mad monk or two, and a plot that’s not so much labyrinthine as a hall of mirrors.