Depths of the Psyche and Mystery of Personality Split in the Novels by E.T.A. Hoffmann and H. Hesse

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Elena N. Kornilova

Doctor in Philology, Professor at the Chair of Foreign Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: History of Journalism

This article devoted to comparative studies two novels: «Die Elixiere des Teufels» by E. T.A. Hoffmann and «Der Steppenwolf» by H. Hesse. There is a set of a typo­logical convergence between them at the level of a plot, poetics and in using of archetypes. This investigation demonstrated many interesting examples of relation­ship of romanticism and modernism.

Keywords: psychologism, doubles, archetypes, E. T.A. Hoffmann, H. Hesse