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

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

The uncompromising achievement of Elias Canetti has been matched by few writers this century. Canetti worked brilliantly in many forms, but the three volumes that comprise his autobiography are where his genius is perhaps most evident. The first volume, The Tongue Set Free, presents the events, personalities, and intellectual forces that fed Canetti's early creative development. The Torch in My Ear explores his admiration for the first great mentor of his adulthood, Karl Krauss, and also describes his first marriage. The final volume, The Play of the Eyes, is set in Vienna between 1931 and 1937, with the European catastrophe imminent; here he vividly portrays relationships with Hermann Broch and Robert Musil, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374199500
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 02/26/1999
Pages: 840
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.22(h) x 2.41(d)

About the Author

Elias Canetti was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981. He mastered many genres, writing several plays and memoirs, a novel, and a work of social theory. He died in 1994.

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