By Dagmar C. G. Lorenz
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The Bulgarian-born pupil and writer Elias Canetti (1905-1994) was once probably the most astute witnesses and analysts of the mass events and wars of the 1st 1/2 the 20th century. Born a Sephardic Jew and raised within the Bulgarian and Ladino languages, he selected to put in writing in German, deciding upon as he did with ecu literary and highbrow traditions. He was once presented the 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature for his oeuvre, which include dramas, essays, diaries, aphorisms, the radical Die Blendung (Auto-da-Fé), a three-volume autobiography, and the vast interdisciplinary treatise Masse und Macht (Crowds and Power). those writings, so much significantly Masse und Macht, convey Canetti's thought-provoking rules on tradition and the human psyche with targeted concentrate on the phenomena of energy, clash, and survival. Canetti's masterful prose, his linguistic thoughts, his very good satires and conceits proceed to fascinate students and basic readers alike, and his intellectually not easy, genre-bending writings merge thought and literature, essay and diary access. His philosophical and anthropological works are profoundly stimulated by means of literature, whereas his literary texts are expert by way of his conception. The spouse to the Works of Elias Canetti comprises unique essays by means of 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, supplying a complete scholarly advent to Canetti. The essays contain targeted interpretations of person texts in addition to entire thematic and theoretical reviews dedicated to Canetti's paintings as a part of the Western philosophical and significant tradition.
Table of Contents
Canetti’s important Works
Abbreviations of Works usually stated
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 perspective 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 - photographs 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 pointed out 313
Notes at the individuals 333
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Hall, 2000), 279–91. Here: 290. 27 Claudio Magris, “Eine Stimme aus Mitteleuropa,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 19, 1994, 11. 28 Ibid.
25 Elias Canetti, Die Welt im Kopf (Vienna: Stiasny, 1962). 26 September 9, 1963. Quoted by Petersen, 61. 27 Elias Canetti, Der andere Prozeß: Kafkas Briefe an Felice (Munich: Hanser, 1976); Alle vergeudete Verehrung: Aufzeichnungen 1949–1960 (Munich: Hanser, 1970). 28 Elias Canetti, Die Provinz des Menschen: Aufzeichungen 1942–1972 (Munich: Hanser, 1973); Der Ohrenzeuge (Munich: Hanser, 1974); Das Gewissen der Worte (Munich: Hanser, 1975); Der Beruf des Dichters (Munich: Hanser, 1975). 29 Klaus Theweleit, Männerphantasien (Frankfurt: Roter Stern, 1977–78).
Here Canetti compares himself to the great theorist of power, Machiavelli, commenting: “Ich muß viel mehr lesen als er, seine Vergangenheit ist die Antike, Rom hauptsächlich, meine Vergangenheit ist alle, von der es ein Wissen überhaupt gibt. ”48 The obituarists provide on the whole a rounded view, admonishing us to see both the moral(izing) “Weltverbesserer” as well as the epistemological 49 skeptic, to put Canetti’s thinking in the context of his total oeuvre, and thus not to isolate Masse und Macht from the later aphorisms, some of which 50 explicitly reflect upon and revise that work.