By Dagmar C. G. Lorenz
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The Bulgarian-born pupil and writer Elias Canetti (1905-1994) used to be the most astute witnesses and analysts of the mass activities and wars of the 1st half the 20th century. Born a Sephardic Jew and raised within the Bulgarian and Ladino languages, he selected to write down in German, selecting as he did with eu literary and highbrow traditions. He used to be offered the 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature for his oeuvre, such as dramas, essays, diaries, aphorisms, the radical Die Blendung (Auto-da-Fé), a three-volume autobiography, and the large interdisciplinary treatise Masse und Macht (Crowds and Power). those writings, so much particularly Masse und Macht, show Canetti's thought-provoking rules on tradition and the human psyche with unique specialise in the phenomena of energy, clash, and survival. Canetti's masterful prose, his linguistic thoughts, his incredible satires and conceits proceed to fascinate students and common readers alike, and his intellectually hard, genre-bending writings merge thought and literature, essay and diary access. His philosophical and anthropological works are profoundly motivated by way of literature, whereas his literary texts are proficient via his idea. The significant other to the Works of Elias Canetti includes unique essays via popular overseas students operating on the vanguard of Canetti feedback. They research the writings of this striking author and philosopher within the context of pre- and post-fascist Europe, delivering a entire scholarly creation to Canetti. The essays contain unique interpretations of person texts in addition to finished thematic and theoretical experiences dedicated to Canetti's paintings as a part of the Western philosophical and significant tradition.
Table of Contents
Canetti’s imperative Works
Abbreviations of Works often pointed out
Introduction - Dagmar C. G. Lorenz
William Collins Donahue - goodbye to All That: Elias Canetti’s Obituaries
Anne Fuchs - “The Deeper Nature of My German”: mom Tongue, Subjectivity, and the Voice of the opposite in Elias Canetti’s Autobiography
Hans Reiss - Elias Canetti’s angle to Writers and Writings
Julian Preece - Canetti and the query of style
Wolfgang Mieder - “The Faultiest Expressions Have the best Attraction”: Elias Canetti’s Proverbial Aphorisms
Sigurd Paul Scheichl - Canetti’s Aufzeichnungen
Helga Kraft - Staging a Critique of Modernism: Elias Canetti’s Plays
Harriet Murphy - “Gute Reisende sind herzlos”: Canetti in Marrakesh
Irene Stocksieker Di Maio - house in Elias Canetti’s Autobiographical Trilogy
Ritchie Robertson - Canetti and Nietzsche: An advent to Masse und Macht
Johannes G. Pankau - pictures of female and male in Canetti’s Fictional, Autobiographical, and Theoretical paintings
Dagmar C. G. Lorenz - Canetti’s ultimate Frontier: The Animal
Svoboda Alexandra Dimitrova and Penka Angelova - Canetti, Roustchouk, and Bulgaria: The influence of foundation on Canetti’s paintings
Michael Mack - Elias Canetti’s reaction to the Shoah: Masse und Macht
Works brought up 313
Notes at the members 333
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The latter can easily be found between the pages 18 of that unfortunate book Experte der Macht. Tongues Set Free Although there have always been saner voices that refreshingly defy such a simplistic dichotomization (and did so even prior to 1994) — here the names Susan Sontag, Ritchie Robertson, and Walter Sokel spring to mind — I want to suggest that Canetti’s death has set us free from the pressure of belonging to either one camp or the other. Of course Thomas Bernhard, too, famously managed to break free well before Canetti’s actual demise — recall Bernhard’s maliciously entertaining Leserbrief.
Subsequent references to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung are cited in the text using the abbreviation FAZ. 6 Elias Canetti, Masse und Macht (Hamburg: Claassen, 1960). 38 E WILLIAM COLLINS DONAHUE 7 See “Krüger, il suo editore tedesco: ‘L’ultima volta mi parlò dell’Italia,’” Corriere della sera, August 19, 1994, 23; Mario Muchnik, “El custodio de la metamorfosis,” El País, August 19, 1994, 23; Beat Ammann, “Ein verlorenes Paradies: Cañete in spanischer Sicht,” Neue Züricher Zeitung, August 24, 1994.
16 Elias Canetti, Das Augenspiel. Lebensgeschichte 1931–37 (Munich: Hanser, 1985), 160. Cited as A. INTRODUCTION 17 E 21 Before his death in 1994, Canetti edited Veza Canetti’s novel Die gelbe Straße (Munich: Hanser, 1989), which had first been published in 1933/34 in the Vienna Arbeiter-Zeitung, her drama Der Oger (Munich: Hanser, 1990), and her collected short prose under the title Geduld bringt Rosen (Munich: Hanser, 1991). The title story had been included in Wieland Herzfelde’s anthology Junge deutsche Autoren (Berlin: Malik, 1932).