Die Blendung has ratings and reviews. lisa_emily said: I read this book a few years ago and while I was reading it I was thinking- why read thi. Blendung, This thesis investigates the role of Fischerle in Elias Canetti's novel Die Blendung. Fischerle is examined from two main points of view: first he is seen. In the autumn of , Elias Canetti, recipient of the Nobel. Prize for Literature, put the finishing touches to his only novel Die. Blendung 2 or Auto-da- Fé*.


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[[The]] role of Fischerle in Elias Canetti's novel Die Blendung /

Our devotion to ideology is a chronic issue which becomes more evident as democratic politics becomes more visible and, as recently, more radical. The tendency appears to be to blame the 'system', to look for procedural and regulatory solutions.

Canetti suggests that these solutions won't get us very far. Returning to the original German title, 'blinding' is a synonym in mystical Kabbalism for the 'making and breaking of vessels.

The mystical tenor of Auto da Elias canetti die blendung fits well with a Kabbalist interpretation, as does its denouement when we persist in our linguistic errors. We may indeed be better off reading more fiction.

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Reading is indeed both a submissive and subversive activity. It is also dangerous since its effects are subtle and incalculable.


He publishes an article or two every few years, to the delight of the larger European academic community. He is constantly prevailed upon to accept various academic posts, but is absorbed in his studies and shuns social and physical contacts.

He is obsessive-compulsive in his efforts to avoid contamination, and much of the elias canetti die blendung is a tortured comedy of his descent into madness and being thrown into close contact with a world that he doesn't understand: The novel begins with a conversation between Kien and a schoolboy in the street, who shows keen interest elias canetti die blendung Chinese texts.

Kien consequently invites the boy to see his library. He immediately regrets the invitation and when the boy comes, Kien's housekeeper, Therese, boots the boy out of the apartment. Kien is grateful to her and admires such staunch enforcement of the rules surrounding his library. elias canetti die blendung

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She shows interest in learning, and he begrudgingly lends her the most beat up book in his collection, believing she would defile the nicer editions. When he sees that she treats it with greater deference even than he, he decides to marry her, imagining that his library is elias canetti die blendung very good hands.


On the way home from the marriage ceremony, Kien, a virgin, has brief but intense fantasies elias canetti die blendung consummating the marriage, revealing his ignorance of sex as well as disturbing ideas about women misogyny is one of the most pervasive themes in the book, usually elias canetti die blendung the degradation and downfall of the characters, though not explicitly condemned by the narrative: Fischerle is examined from two main points of view: Inhis father died suddenly, and his mother moved with their children first to Lausannethen Vienna in the same year.

They lived in Vienna from the time Canetti was aged seven onwards. His mother insisted that he speak German, and taught it to him. By this time Canetti already spoke Ladino his native languageBulgarianEnglish, and some French; the latter two he studied in the one year they were in Britain.

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