A Companion to the Works of Elias Canetti (Studies in German by Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

By Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

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The Bulgarian-born pupil and writer Elias Canetti (1905-1994) used to be probably the most astute witnesses and analysts of the mass hobbies and wars of the 1st half 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 eu literary and highbrow traditions. He was once 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 vast 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 targeted specialize in the phenomena of strength, clash, and survival. Canetti's masterful prose, his linguistic recommendations, his very good satires and conceits proceed to fascinate students and normal readers alike, and his intellectually demanding, genre-bending writings merge thought and literature, essay and diary access. His philosophical and anthropological works are profoundly inspired by way of literature, whereas his literary texts are proficient via his concept. The significant other to the Works of Elias Canetti includes unique essays via popular foreign students operating on the vanguard of Canetti feedback. They learn the writings of this amazing author and philosopher within the context of pre- and post-fascist Europe, delivering a accomplished scholarly advent to Canetti. The essays contain designated interpretations of person texts in addition to accomplished thematic and theoretical reports dedicated to Canetti's paintings as a part of the Western philosophical and important tradition.

Table of Contents
Canetti’s important Works

Abbreviations of Works often 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 - area in Elias Canetti’s Autobiographical Trilogy

Ritchie Robertson - Canetti and Nietzsche: An creation to Masse und Macht

Johannes G. Pankau - photos 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 impression of starting place 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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In the literary works he plays with types and stereotypes because his primary interests are abstract issues and abstract problems. In “Canetti’s Final Frontier: The Animal,” Dagmar C. G. Lorenz presents a reading of Canetti in light of discourses questioning the Cartesian view of the world and human supremacy. Lorenz shows that Canetti’s images of animals are influenced by ideas emerging in the late nineteenth century, ranging from Tierschutz, animal protection, to Buddhist thought (with which Canetti was familiar).

Interestingly, he not only defends Canetti, but is equally eager to demonstrate his full knowledge of the epistemological issues at stake. ” This might well remind us of the hilarious spoof on academic overspecialization contained in Die Blendung, where Peter Kien insists that real discipline-specific learning depends on excluding everything else in the world. 38 Viewing Masse und 39 Macht as a “novel,” as does David Constantine (The Guardian), or more precisely, an “anthropological novel or novelistic anthropology,” as Italo 40 Chiusano does (La Repubblica), draws proper attention to the work’s fundamental literary quality, but introduces another problem: “Solange man ihn als Dichter abtun kann,” he observes, “geht es noch an.

Elias Canetti (Munich: Hanser, 1992), was first published by Wieland Herzfelde in the anthology Junge deutsche Autoren (Berlin: Malik, 1932). 12 Bertolt Brecht, Hauspostille (Berlin, Propyläen, 1927). 13 Elias Canetti translated Upton Sinclair’s, Leidweg der Liebe (Berlin: Malik, 1930), Das Geld schreibt (Berlin: Malik, 1930), and Alkohol (Berlin: Malik, 1932). 14 Elias Canetti, Hochzeit, Komödie der Eitelkeit, Die Befristeten (Munich: Hanser, 1964). 15 Hermann Broch, Kommentierte Werkausgabe, vol.

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