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The Resource "Dearest Georg" : love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948, Elias and Veza Canetti ; edited by Karen Lauer and Kristian Wachinger ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer

"Dearest Georg" : love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948, Elias and Veza Canetti ; edited by Karen Lauer and Kristian Wachinger ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer

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"Dearest Georg" : love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948
Title
"Dearest Georg"
Title remainder
love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948
Statement of responsibility
Elias and Veza Canetti ; edited by Karen Lauer and Kristian Wachinger ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In 1934, Veza Taubner and Elias Canetti were married in Vienna. Elias describes the arrangement to his brother Georges as a functional marriage. Meanwhile, an intense intellectual love affair develops between Veza and Georges, a young doctor suffering from tuberculosis. Four years later, Veza and Elias flee Nazi-ruled Vienna to London, where they lead an impoverished and extremely complicated marital life in exile. Spanning the major part of Eliass struggle for literary recognition, from 1933, before the publication of his novel, Auto-da-F,̌ to 1959, when he finished his monumental Crowds and Power, the Canetti letters provide an intimate look at these formative years through the prism of a veritable love triangle: the newly married Elias has a string of lovers; his wife, Veza, is hopelessly in love with an idealized image of his youngest brother, Georges; and Georges is drawn to good looking men as well as to his motherly sister-in-law. Independently and often secretly, the couple communicates with Georges, who lives in Paris: Veza tells of Eliass amorous escapades and bouts of madness, Elias complains about Vezas poor nerves and depression. Each of them worries about Georgess health. Georges is an infrequent correspondent, but he diligently stores away the letters from his brother and sister-in-law. In 2003, long after his death, they were accidentally discovered in a Paris basement and comprise not only a moving and insightful document, but real literature
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Biography type
collective biography
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338157
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DLC
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1897-1963
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Canetti, Veza
Dewey number
  • 833/.912
  • B
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1905-1994
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  • Lauer, Karen
  • Wachinger, Kristian
  • Dollenmayer, David B
  • Canetti, Elias
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True
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  • Canetti, Veza
  • Canetti, Elias
  • Canetti, Georges
  • Authors, Austrian
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love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948
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"Dearest Georg" : love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948, Elias and Veza Canetti ; edited by Karen Lauer and Kristian Wachinger ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 436 pages
Isbn
9781590513668
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2009023467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)326529042
  • ocn326529042
  • OCoLC
Label
"Dearest Georg" : love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948, Elias and Veza Canetti ; edited by Karen Lauer and Kristian Wachinger ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 436 pages
Isbn
9781590513668
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2009023467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)326529042
  • ocn326529042
  • OCoLC

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