Library staff recommendation: Tales of Hoffmann

Tales of Hoffmann
by E.T.A Hoffmann, illustrated by Mario Laboccetta
741.641 L113 Greenfield Open Stacks

I chose this particular copy of Hoffmann’s work not only for the illustrations which accompany the text but because the book itself is so beautiful. There is something truly wonderful about the lives of books. This book was given as a Christmas gift in 1932 and has, along its journey, come to be a part of our collection. Perhaps it was a gift to the library from the recipient to whom it is addressed or perhaps it went through a series of owners before it came to rest at the Greenfield Library. I like to think that many years from now, when someone else may own my books, maybe my own inscriptions will please them as much as it pleases me now to find things written along the title page or front cover. In addition to its aesthetic beauty, E.T.A Hoffmann’s The Sandman is one of my favorite short stories!

See also:

The Tales of Hoffmann
Newly selected and translated from the German by Michael Bullock.
833 H67ta Greenfield Open Stacks

E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Musical Aesthetics by Abigail Chantler.
ML410 .H699C4 2006 Music Library Open Stacks

Coppelia, performed by Ballets de San Juan
GD786 Greenfield DVD

Recommended by Casey Murphy.

Casey Murphy
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