Anthropology as Memory: Elias Canetti’s and Franz Baermann by Michael Mack

By Michael Mack

While many different post-Holocaust Jewish thinkers - together with Derrida - have targeting a refusal of totality and social gathering of 'otherness', the poet and highbrow Franz Baermann Steiner (1909-1952) combines this emphasis with an equivalent rigidity at the 'need' for sure jointly said limits. subsequent to the broader value of this publication for discussions of Holocaust reports with regards to present theoretical and social matters, it's going to additionally supply a brand new interpretation of Elias Canetti's paintings. this is often the 1st particular exam of Steiner's anthropology and philosophy and its relation to the paintings of his shut highbrow pal Canetti.

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April 1989. Wien: Kunstverein Wien 1990, p. 132-140 and Franz Schuh: Von der Unsterblichkeit heute. Über Canettis >Menschenbilder<. In: Krüger, Einladung zur Verwandlung (p. 10, note 5), p. 261-286. Barnouw and Schuh wonder how a work like Masse und Macht - that opposes power - cannot do without the exertion of power. Fischer calls Masse und Macht »ein herrisches Buch«. See Ernst Fischer: Bemerkungen zu Elias Canettis Masse und Macht. In: Literatur und Kritik 7 (1966), p. 12-20, p. 12. Ruppel depicts Canetti as ruler and Masse und Macht äs »ein Werk der Macht«.

15-46, p. 27. « Canetti, Die Blendung (p. 36, note 94), p. 70 Canetti, Auto Da Fe (p. 36, note 95), p. 77. For a discussion of Kien's reification of knowledge, see Russell A. Berman: The Rise of the Modern German Novel. Crisis and Charisma. : Harvard University Press 1986, p. 195-203. 102 In comparison to Kraus, Canetti does not give a vision of China that offers an alternative to occidental shortcomings; yet one might ask whether this constitutes a failure. 103 If the reader learned anything of the fruits of Kien's research he or she would have the impression of someone who can engage in dialogue.

Die Blendung. In: Paul M. ): Deutsche Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts. Neue Interpretationen. Königstein/Ts: Athenäum 1983, p. 237-254, p. 249. 109 »Von der viel tieferen und eigentlichen Triebkraft der Geschichte, den Drang des Menschen, in eine höhere Tiergattung, die Masse, aufzugehen und sich darin vollkommen zu verlieren, als hätte es nie einen Menschen gegeben, ahnten sie nichts. « Canetti, Die Blendung (p. 36, note 94), p. 446. 110 Canetti, Auto da Fe (p. 36, note 95), p. 461. « Canetti, Die Blendung (p.

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