Elias Canetti: Die gerettete Zunge. Geschichte einer Jugend [The Tongue Set Free: Remembrance of a European Childhood]

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The first part of Nobel Prize laureate Elias Canetti’s autobiography, Die gerettete Zunge. Geschichte einer Jugend [The Tongue Set Free. Remembrance of a European Childhood, 1977] and the sequels, Die Fackel im Ohr [The Torch in My Ear, 1980] and Das Augenspiel [The Play of the Eyes, 1985], must be read within the context of other memoirs by European Jews born at the fin-de-siècle. These works bear testimony to the authors’ personal experience, their lost culture, and the cataclysmic events of their era, the Holocaust and exile. Die gerettete Zunge

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Lorenz, Dagmar C. G.. "Die gerettete Zunge. Geschichte einer Jugend". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 June 2006
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