E. T. A. Hoffmann: Kater Murr [Tom-Cat Murr]

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E. T. A. Hoffmann's novel, often abbreviated as Kater Murr, carried the full title Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr nebst fragmentarischer Biographie des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler in zufälligen Makulaturblättern herausgegeben von E. T. A. Hoffmann [Life-Opinions of Tom-Cat Murr, together with the Fragmentary Biography of Conductor Johannes Kreisler in Accidental Galley-Proofs, Edited by E. T. A. Hoffmann] and appeared in two parts (1819 and 1821). A third part was planned, but never published. In several respects this is a unique romantic novel. It differs from its generic precursors in that it does not present the typical journeying hero, but two stationary protagonists in a <…

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Hoffmeister, Gerhart. "Kater Murr". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 October 2006
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  1. European Romanticism