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Il frutto del fuoco: Storia di una vita

(The Memoir Trilogy #2)

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La realtà tumultuosa e febbrile degli anni Venti, fra la Vienna di Kraus e la Berlino di Brecht — un periodo in cui «ciò che si abbatteva sugli uomini era più che un grande disordine, erano come tante esplosioni quotidiane». L’educazione sentimentale e intellettuale di uno scrittore che ha sempre voluto e saputo «tenere unito ciò che si frantumava in mille schegge». Il fru ...more
Paperback, gli Adelphi #62, 375 pages
Published 1994 by Adelphi (first published 1980)
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Joyce
"Für jedes Buch, aus dem du etwas Neues erfährst, brauchst du zehn andere, aus denen du noch mehr darüber erfährst". How true that is for this book, Die Fackel im Ohr! This is just a "short" list of all the artists, historians, actors, writers, etc. that Canetti mentions that I would like to read more about: Le Bon, social psychologist; Gericault, painter, Ibby Gordon, lyricist; Dschuang Dsi, philosopher; Wieland Herzfelde, publisher; Ludwig Hardt, actor, Jacob Burckhardt, historian; Isaac Babel ...more
Gabril
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secondo capitolo dell’autobiografia.

Elias conosce “il frutto del fuoco” che, in senso stretto, è un evento che sarà per lui gravido di conseguenze: si tratta dell’incendio appiccato al palazzo di Giustizia, a Vienna, nel 1927, quando un corteo di operai, per protesta verso una ingiusta sentenza, si addensa nelle strade e nelle piazze fino al compimento del gesto di ribellione estrema.

Canetti farà così la sua prima esperienza della massa, non come spettatore, com’era già accaduto in precedenza,
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M. Sarki
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great segment in the trilogy. It was rewarding to read as Canetti matured. The next, and last book, should be a knockout as he becomes the writer he has worked so hard to be. This was a man who read everything he possibly could and his self-study was remarkable in its expansive ideal.
Ubik 2.0
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Autobiografie

Pur avendo letto, negli ultimi tempi, diversi libri autobiografici (o forse proprio per quel motivo...) ho trovato difficile inquadrare compiutamente quest’opera di Elias Canetti.

“Il frutto del fuoco” si svolge negli anni '20 e ciò mi ha richiamato alla memoria l'eccellente e ineguagliabile “Il mondo di ieri” di Stefan Zweig (che però copre un arco di tempo superiore) ma non ho provato il medesimo interesse nella lettura, la chiarezza con cui Zweig è riuscito a trasmettere ai poste
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Lorenzo Berardi
Well, I've to confess that my expectations for 'The Torch in My Ear' were not that high upon having been struck by the mesmerizing (if slightly self-referential) beauty of the first volume of Canetti's autobiography, 'The Tongue Set Free'.

This was essentially my problem as I do prefer memoirs dealing with childhood years and focusing on other characters than the protagonist himself.

In fact, this book took a little longer than the first one to catch my attention as I've found the first pages abou
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RimaJ
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-a-must, 2018
Trys skirtingos Lietuvos leidyklos per keliolika metų pagaliau leido sukomplektuoti visą trilogiją. Tad ir tas dalis teko skaityti nechronologine seka: pirmą, trečią ir tik tuomet šią, antrą. Tai jeigu anom daviau po 5 žvaigždutes, šiai atitenka tik 4. Ir dar turbūt šiek tiek avansu. Lyginant su "Išgelbėtu liežuviu" čia ir stilius ne toks maloniai susiskaitantis, ir tekstas mažiau gyvas. Gal todėl, kad trečdalyje knygos rašo apie savo paauglystės draugelius, kurie niekaip neįdomesni už manuosius ...more
catinca.ciornei
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was luck enough to read this volume very soon after finishing Christoper Isherwood's "Goodbye to Berlin", which recounts stories of living in Berlin at the same time as Elias Canetti's second autobiographical volume. It's such a gift to be told about that time and that world by two such different but amazingly gifted writers! The power of the written word is overwhelming.
Juan Manuel  Charry Urueña
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: main
Toda una vida dedicada a una obra, una aventura intelectual única e independiente. Algunas de las cosas que dice el libro: La enorme diversidad de tipos humanos que siempre ha existido. Dejando de lado solamente a los filósofos: Platón y Aristóteles, salvo éstos, leí casi todo. Decidir si uno se resigna a aceptar dócilmente la muerte o se rebela contra ella. Una manifestación contra el asesinato de Rathenau me proporcionó mi primera experiencia con la masa. Solo encuentro digno de escenificarse ...more
Dymbula
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Naprosté nadšení. Nemám slov.
Maurizio Manco
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"... avevo appena cominciato a percorrere la strada verso il vero libro, il singolo uomo raggomitolato in se stesso." (p. 263)
Mariele
Dec 23, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More of the same. (See review of part one.) I was very bored.
Adolfo
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente lectura. Escribe en forma envidiable. Sus memorias son relatos que permiten desentrañar quien fue este mastodonte de las letras. Muy enriquecedor.
Mcruz
Sep 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Después de leer con mucho interés y casi diría fascinación la lengua absuelta, me enfrenté a la lectura del segundo volumen de la autobiografía de Canetti con mucha ilusión. sin embargo este volumen no ha conseguido provocar en mí el mismo efecto que el primero. No es que esté peor escrito ni mucho menos sino que simplemente el autor protagonista ha dejado atrás la inocencia y por ello el relato de su vida cambia radicalmente de punto de vista. Al contarnos su juventud reflexiona sobre muchas de ...more
Thomas Hettich
Here's a poor review, if there ever was one: I read this second of Canetti's autobiographies many years ago because I loved Canetti's first one "Die gerettete Zunge". I still remember a lot from that first book, however of this book nothing stands out today - I remember several descriptions of his interactions with different intellectuals (of which I knew only a few) and a lot of his thoughts dealing with the psychology of masses. This probably says more of my poor memory, than of this book. How ...more
Fabian Prieto
Oct 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo compré en un aeropuerto de forma casi impulsiva. Quería un libro y ese fue el que escogí. Del aeropuerto salía a una serie de viajes por todo el país, y este libro siempre lo recordaré por su compañia. La juventud de Canetti me resultó interesante y me invitó a hacer cosas que siempre pensé hacer pero no las hice. Su idea del viaje a la montaña, su relación con Veza, su declaración de principios, todo eso ha retumbado en mi, particularmente en este momento de mi vida. No debo negar que es una ...more
Peter
Feb 13, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Middle part of a 3-part autobiography of a Noble Literature winner, The Torch in My Ear covers Canetti's years in Vienna which is why I skimmed it. This book will only be of interest to people who want to know more specifically about Canetti or those who are interested in the intellectual atmosphere of Vienna and Berlin in the 1920s.
Zöe Yu
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german
This is a wonderful book. In second one of the three, we know more about his literary road, and as a whole picture in Berlin, I think it shaped his whole future. As he said, except my future, I've got nothing.

Second, he brings us attention to the discussion of collectivitism and death. It's a bridge leading us to the last book.

Wonderful.
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Aaron Aoyume
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is certainly richer and even more interesting than the first one, because of the ideas developed and also because of the images that Canetti uses to describe his first years as a writer and philosopher. Great book.
Martin
Apr 03, 2008 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Good insight to cultural ongoing in Vienna!

Lysergius
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autobiography
The second part of Elias Canetti's autobiography which covers the Berlin visits and his return to Wien. I loved his description of Ibby and the meetings with Brecht.
Marina (Sonnenbarke)
Seconda parte dell'autobiografia. A questo punto inizia a interessare solo per gli amanti di Canetti e/o della letteratura austriaca. Ma per questi è fondamentale.
Ryan
Jul 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autobiography
Need to read the rest of canetti's oeuvre. Crowds & Power and this - both perfect.
Melissa
I read the italian version
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Awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power."

He studied in Vienna. Before World War II he moved with his wife Veza to England and stayed there for long time. Since late 1960s he lived in London and Zurich. In late 1980s he started to live in Zurich permanently. He died in 1994 in Zurich.

Author of Auto-da-Fé, Party in the
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The Memoir Trilogy (3 books)
  • Die gerettete Zunge: Geschichte einer Jugend
  • Das Augenspiel. Lebensgeschichte 1931-37
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