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

Index 337

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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.

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