Das autobiographische Werk. Die gerettete Zunge/Die Fackel im Ohr/Das Augenspiel

Das autobiographische Werk Die gerettete Zunge Die Fackel im Ohr Das Augenspiel The uncompromising achievement of Elias Canetti has been matched by few writers this century His novel Auto da Fe and his work of social theory Crowds and Power are modern classics displaying a v

  • Title: Das autobiographische Werk. Die gerettete Zunge/Die Fackel im Ohr/Das Augenspiel
  • Author: Elias Canetti
  • ISBN: 9783861503835
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The uncompromising achievement of Elias Canetti has been matched by few writers this century His novel, Auto da Fe, and his work of social theory, Crowds and Power, are modern classics, displaying a voracious intellect and an exquisite sensibility that reflect their author s polyglot background A Ladino Jew born in Bulgaria, Canetti was raised in Vienna, Manchester, andThe uncompromising achievement of Elias Canetti has been matched by few writers this century His novel, Auto da Fe, and his work of social theory, Crowds and Power, are modern classics, displaying a voracious intellect and an exquisite sensibility that reflect their author s polyglot background A Ladino Jew born in Bulgaria, Canetti was raised in Vienna, Manchester, and Zurich, finally settling in England Canetti worked brilliantly in many forms, but the three volumes that compose his autobiography are where his genius is perhaps most evident The first volume, The Tongue Set Free, presents the events, personalities, and intellectual forces that fed Canetti s early creative development The Torch in My Ear explores his admiration for the first great mentor of his adulthood, Karl Kraus, and also describes his first marriage The final volume, The Play of the Eyes, is set in Vienna between 1931 and 1937, with the European catastrophe imminent here he vividly portrays his relationships with Hermann Broch and Robert Musil, among others The three volumes, read together, make it clear that this spiritual and intellectual autobiography is much than a compelling account of the development of a great artist it is a portrait of the tragic character of an entire era.

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    1. I really loved reading this book though the third and final section was not as good as the first two. One of the best memoirs I have ever read.

    2. Thought provoking, e.g. this:„Furthermore, the caste in which my mother ranked herself was a caste of Spanish descent and also of money. In my family, and especially in hers, I saw what money does to people. I felt that those who were most willingly devoted to money were the worst. I got to know all the shades, from money grubbing to paranoia. I saw brothers whose greed had led them to destroy one another in years of litigation, and who kept on litigating when there was no money left.“ P. 6 [...]

    3. Autobiography, when written well, is thrilling. If an author understands their craft and knows how to present their journey, there is a surprising unfolding of the realizations that life brings.But this effect is even more intense when the author writes so well that he can credible make a claim of beginning the book with a scene from when he was two years old!Of course Canetti could be making the whole business up, but the wealth of details by which he colors his events and the ensuing realizati [...]

    4. Usually, memoirs tend to bore me. I think I just automatically hate memoirs unless I have a special interest in the person the memoir is about. Upon reading the first few lines of the first chapter, I decided to give this book a chance, even though I didn't have the slightest clue who Elias Canetti was. Anyways, it's a really well written memoir. It's very vivid and stark in detail, if that makes sense. It's surprising how specific Elias is on certain memories of his experience growing up, it ma [...]

    5. Had a harder time with this - the third part of Canetti's autobiography - than I did with first two parts. I'm unfamiliar with many of the writers, artists and musicians he writing about. (The first two volumes had, I remember, more of a focus on his family.) But he writes beautifully and carefully about the people and events in his life. The mentions to the turbulent times - Vienna in early and mid-1930's were - to me - surprisingly oblique. But always present.

    6. Actually, I read these in French translation in the late 1980s, and I loved it. I have dipped into English version, and it doesn't grab my attention the same way. Perhaps we need another translation?

    7. this is a book I have a lot to learn from. his readings when he was a child, his relationship with his mother, it's all sheer poetry

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