Elias Canetti

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Canetti, Elias

(kənĕt`ē), 1905–94, English novelist and essayist, b. Ruschuk (now Ruse), Bulgaria. He came from a Sephardic Jewish background, spent most of his early years in Vienna, and, fleeing Nazism, emigrated to England in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War II. His most important works, all written in German, are the novel Auto-da-Fé (1935, tr. 1946), a searing picture of a man who is obsessive, degraded, and evil, and Crowds and Power (1960, tr. 1962), a study of mass psychology. He also wrote plays, autobiographical works, essays, and a study of KafkaKafka, Franz
, 1883–1924, German-language novelist, b. Prague. Along with Joyce, Kafka is perhaps the most influential of 20th-century writers. From a middle-class Jewish family from Bohemia, he spent most of his life in Prague.
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. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981.


See his reminiscences: The Tongue Set Free (1977, tr. 1979), The Torch in My Ear (1980, tr. 1982), The Play of the Eyes (1985, tr. 1986), and the unfinished and posthumously published Party in the Blitz (2003, tr. 2005); his notebooks (1998); study by R. Lawson (1991).

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In order to illustrate this approach, I will discuss the role of narratorial agency and polemical portrayal in texts by Heinrich von Kleist and Elias Canetti.
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In the August 1987 Word Ways (20: 175-83), I quoted Nobellist in Literature Elias Canetti, from <The Human Province> (New York; Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1978) by listing 31 of his short thoughts about words.
In some cases, the creative act is biographical: Elias Canetti creates a literary character based on Immanuel Kant, Peter Kien, who strives for the same mastery over the material as Canetti's real-life obsession, the sculptor Fritz Wotruba ("Elias Canetti's Auto-da-fe," 140-163) while Sophie Calle throws herself into the substance of the writerly imagination, recreating Jean Daubry from his address book and living the life of one of Paul Auster's characters for her own exhibition, Double Games ("Voyeuristic Monomania, Sophie Calle's rituals," 180-192).
He offers glimpses of his relationships with fellow writers Elias Canetti and Michael Hamburger, quotes Stephen Spender's praise of his poetry as a 'revelation' (p.
It was in March 1977 that I happened to bump into Elias Canetti in front of a little sandwich shop in Hampstead.
Esposito continua repasando a Elias Canetti, quien sostiene que el poder no es separable del sujeto; esto implica que el poder es algo propio del hombre.
He has been reading an Italian theorist, Elias Canetti, and is fascinated by how crowds empower its members to act out in ways they never could as individuals.
La reproduccion social, como lo apuntaban Sigmund Freud, Elias Canetti y el mismo Turner, entre muchisimos otros, no la garantiza la efusion, la pasion, la masa creciente, sino la institucionalizacion, el control, la interdiccion, el censo, la centralizacion de la informacion, y ello, por cierto, genera malestar: el famoso "malestar en la cultura".
The guest performance among such Hungarian highlights is Heiner Goebbels's Eraritjaritjaka, Museum of Phrases, based on texts by Nobel laureate Elias Canetti, with a score (performed by the Mondriaan Quartet) that swirls through Shostakovich, Bach, Ravel and Goebbels himself.
Elias Canetti, junto con Ortega (8) --y en la actualidad Peter Sloterdijk-- son quienes mejor han comprendido la fenomenologia de la masa, denominando justamente "descarga" a su mas caracteristico movimiento interior.