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"Dearest Georg": Love, Literature, and Power in Dark times: The Letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948

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February 10, 1934

My dear Elias,

Today I would finally have begun writing you a “real” letter-a long one-if I hadnt been interrupted by a piece of news that forces me to write as quickly as possible. So this will be a short letter. Ive heard that you plan to marry Veza, that the banns have been posted in the Temple, already proclaimed once, and that it will all be over after the third proclamation. I cannot believe that anyone could be so ill-disposed to you as to invent and spread such a blatant lie. Consequently, I must regard the news as true, just as I have until now always refused to take at all seriously anything on this topic that could be interpreted as a silly rumor.

I dont have the slightest intention of influencing your course of action and in any case, I dont even know if its still possible. Dont think Im being a hypocrite when I say I dont want to interfere, because its obvious that you already know everything you will read here. Thus, it would be possible for you to judge on your own whether theres the slightest connection between what you know and what youre about to do. So let me just refresh your memory. I have the right to, for you know how highly I regard Veza, how much I like her, and on the other hand, as an honest-if uncommunicative-person, how much I wish only the best for her precisely because I regard and like her. Thus, Im writing this only for you and not against her. You are about to do the stupidest thing you could possibly do. However one looks at it, there is no other conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590512975
Author:
Canetti, Veza
Publisher:
Other Press (NY)
Editor:
Lauer, Karen
Editor:
Wachinger, Kristian
Author:
Lauer, Karen
Author:
Canetti, Vesa
Author:
Wachinger, Kristian
Author:
Canetti, Elias
Subject:
General
Subject:
Canetti, Elias
Subject:
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Fiction : Fantasy - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.7 x 1.55 in 1.3 lb

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