Wilhelm Hauff: life and work

Compared to other storytellers Wilhelm Hauff and his works we do not really know.Of course, this does not apply to his masterpieces of literature for the youngest - "Dwarf Nose" and "The Little Flour."A more sophisticated reader certainly still remember "Caliph-Stork" and "Cold Heart."Wilhelm Hauff also managed to write a novel on historical themes "Liechtenstein" (for which he was compared to Sir Walter Scott), created a satirical works, short stories, poems, and so on. D.

Early Years

Of course, the first thingstriking a cursory acquaintance with the biography of this German writer - its brevity.Wilhelm Hauff lived a full 24 years old, although the life he has developed quite happily, without undue agony of love and participation in duels.

storyteller was born in 1802.The first trials of life was the death of the boy's father, who was jailed on charges of planning an unjust rebellion.It is believed that this bar's biography later will be reflected in the fairy tale "Little Muck".Wilhelm Hauff

after the event moved to the house of his grandfather.There the boy was first educated - in the old library, among dozens of racks.

Study at the University

train future storyteller at the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.Naturally, the young man wanted to become a pastor.He especially did not differ humility, and has always been in my heart bully, a rebel.He even organized the award "torchbearers", put on some extravagant red pants, or even fail to repaint the foot to St. George (ie his statues).The reason, for which Wilhelm Hauff chose this area of ​​study, was as old as the world - poverty.Full education in the family of the future writer could afford only one child.He was not Wilhelm, and his older brother.Only the study at theological faculty at that time assumed a scholarship.

as a writer

leaving alma mater, the young man hired a tutor in one of the houses.A visit to Paris, Brussels, Bremen - these and other trips had to make Wilhelm Hauff.Fairy tales, which he wrote specifically for the children of Baroness von Hёgel forced the writer to believe in themselves and to release the "Almanac of ..." in 1826.

debut in the art, however, the word has become not a collection of tales.Before this was published the novel "The Man from the Moon," and this attempt at writing, I must admit, I caused a minor scandal.The fact that Wilhelm Hauff published his book under the name of a popular fiction writer in those days, which served as a model prose literature tasteless.However, it was popular, so when readers saw a familiar name on the cover, do not hesitate to buy "The Man from the Moon."And what was the public outrage when she discovered not familiar fiction, and an ironic parody of it!Hauff exposed, it was obliged to pay a fine.So what, but it has become a real celebrity!

After the publication of two "almanac ..." (the third was published after his death) Wilhelm Hauff continues.Create a poem, short story, he became editor of "Morning Gazette" ... and marries her cousin who has long loved.

«Almanac tales»

Alas, when a young man just beginning to take shape life, cruel fate decided to send upon him typhoid - so run its course Wilhelm Hauff.Tales of the basis of its artistic heritage, and therefore should be analyzed first.They are distinguished by a complex plot, characters and motives may be disclosed to any other novel.So, in the story "The Cold Heart" suddenly breaks off, so after another story once more.

Another fabulous feature of prose Hauff is its stylistic design.Readers are likely aware that the original writer was guided by eastern traditions (such as "Thousand and One Nights"), but then began to use the European folklore.Meanwhile, despite a huge role in the genre of science fiction tales, Hauff sought to make it more realistic, which coincided with the creative search of his older contemporary - Hoffmann.Creator of the "Golden pot" and "Little Cahes" he concedes depth of imagination, but to build a graceful openwork narrative thread Wilhelm get much better.

«The moral of the story is ...»

Along with the artistic features of tales Hauff is impossible not to note their great educational value.One of the main promises of his prose - the necessity tolerant of other people, even though they seem to be funny or strange.Any brutality against them is fraught with consequences.It's no wonder all the misfortunes of the protagonist of "Dwarf Nose" was when he insulted a witch.However, he having been in the shoes of monster, the boy was able to become a better, friendlier.Another important message is enclosed in a fairy tale "The Cold Heart".Empty glass man gave Peter Munk almost inexhaustible wealth, the latter is never brought joy."Money is not happiness" - a few nipped Gough truth conveyed in the original artistic form.