Chapter

Daily Explosions

Bernd Widdig

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520222908
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222908.003.0003
Daily Explosions

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This chapter explores the topic of inflation as it appears in a variety of literary genres in the works of Elias Canetti. It explains that Canetti was able to present his personal experience of the currency devaluation in Germany in his autobiography Die Fackel im Ohr. The chapter also discusses how his essay Masse und Macht clarified the cultural impact of inflation and describes his allegorization of the inflationary process in his novel Die Blendung.

Keywords: inflation; Elias Canetti; autobiography; currency devaluation; Die Fackel im Ohr; essay; Masse und Macht; cultural impact; inflationary process; Die Blendung

Chapter.  8612 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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