The Memoirs of Elias Canetti: The Tongue Set Free, the Torch in My Ear, the Play of the Eyes

The Memoirs of Elias Canetti: The Tongue Set Free, the Torch in My Ear, the Play of the Eyes

by Canetti
     
 

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A compelling account of the development of a great artist, and a portrait of the tragic character of an entire era.See more details below

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A compelling account of the development of a great artist, and a portrait of the tragic character of an entire era.

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The New Yorker
A tremendous story of determination and triumph�If one now encounters his early years for the first time, the experience is nearly like discovering, without warning, a complex and satisfying work of art.

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ISBN-13:
9780374527143
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
04/26/2000
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.96(h) x 2.18(d)

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Susan Sontag
Canetti is someone who has felt in a profound way the responsibility of words�There is no doctrine, but there is a great deal of scorn, urgency, grief, and euphoria. The message of the mind's passions is passion. "I tried to imagine someone saying to Shakespeare, Relax!" Says Canetti. His work eloquently defends tension, exertion, moral and amoral seriousness.
—(Susan Sontag)

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