In 1836 Théophile Gautier published “Les contes d’Hoffmann” in the Chronique de Paris. Gautier’s piece is a beautiful analysis of what made the German Romantic writer E. T. A. Hoffmann so appealing to the French public, and it contributes to our understanding of nineteenth-century notions of the fantastic.
Duggan, Anne E.. "The Tales of Hoffman." Marvels & Tales 23.1 (2009). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol23/iss1/12>.