Elias Canetti: Party im Blitz: Die englischen Jahre [Party in the Blitz: The English Years]

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Party im Blitz. Die englischen Jahre [Party in the Blitz. The English Years, 2003] was published nine years after the death of Nobel Prize laureate Elias Canetti (1905-94).  Johanna Canetti (born 1972), his daughter from his second marriage with Hera Buschor (1933-88), opted for the release of her father's diary about his years in London, “From England”.  The book of sketches and memoirs begins with episodes from Elias and Veza Canetti's experience as exiles from Austria and ends in the Thatcher era.  The title refers to the surprisingly active social life in London at the time of the German bomb raids from which the Canettis – like many other people who had the opportunity – retreated to the countryside.  S…

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Lorenz, Dagmar C. G.. "Party im Blitz: Die englischen Jahre". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 March 2006
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