Elias Canetti: Die gerettete Zunge. Geschichte einer Jugend [The Tongue Set Free: Remembrance of a European Childhood] (1908 words)

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

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