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

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ISBN-10: 0374199507

ISBN-13: 9780374199500

Edition: N/A

Authors: Elias 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 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…    
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List price: $40.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 2/26/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 840
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Born in Bulgaria into a Sephardic Jewish family, Elias Canetti was educated in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna (1929) and, since 1938, has been a resident of England. Canetti became known first for his novel Auto-da-Fe (1938) and for his plays. More recently a good many of his essays have been translated. A dominant theme in his work is the conflict between the attempt at individual self-definition and the autonomous life and driving force of the masses. Canetti has been awarded the Vienna Prize (1966), the Critics Prize (Germany 1967), the Great Austrian State Prize (1967), the Buchner Prize (1972), the Sachs Prize (1975), the Hebbel Prize…    

The Tongue Set Free
Ruschuk 1905-1911
My Earliest Memory
Family Pride
Kako la Gallinica; Wolves and Werewolves
The Armenian's Ax; The Gypsies
My Brother's Birth
The Turk's House; The Two Grandfathers
Purim; The Comet
The Magic Language; The Fire
Adders and Letters
The Murder Attempt
A Curse on the Voyage
Manchester 1911-1913
Wallpaper and Books; Strolls along the Mersey
Little Mary; The Sinking of the Titanic; Captain Scott
Napoleon; Cannibal Guests; Sunday Fun
Father's Death; The Final Version
The Heavenly Jerusalem
German on Lake Geneva
Vienna 1913-1916
The Earthquake of Messina; Burgtheater at Home
The Indefatigable Man
Outbreak of the War
Medea and Odysseus
A Trip to Bulgaria
The Discovery of Evil; Fortress Vienna
Alice Asriel
The Meadow near Neuwaldegg
Mother's Illness; Herr Professor
The Beard in Lake Constance
Zurich--Scheudhzerstrasse 1916-1919
The Oath
A Roomful of Presents
Seduction by the Greeks; The School of Sophistication
The Skull; Dispute with an Officer
Reading Day and Night; The Life of Gifts
Hypnosis and Jealousy; The Seriously Wounded
The Gottfried Keller Celebration
Vienna in Trouble; The Slave from Milan
Zurich--Tiefenbrunnen 1919-1921
The Nice Old Maids of the Yalta Villa; Dr. Wedekind
Phylogeny of Spinach; Junius Brutus
Among Great Men
Shackling the Ogre
Making Oneself Hated
The Petition
Getting Prepared for Prohibitions
The Mouse Cure
The Marked Man
The Arrival of Animals
Kannitverstan; The Canary
The Enthusiast
History and Melancholy
The Collection
The Appearance of the Sorcerer
The Black Spider
Paradise Rejected
The Torch in My Ear
Inflation and Impotence Frankfurt 1921-1924
The Pension Charlotte
An Important Visitor
The Challenge
The Portrait
A Fool's Confession
The Fainting
Gilgamesh and Aristophanes
Storm and Compulsion Vienna 1924-1925
Living with My Brother
Karl Kraus and Veza
The Buddhist
The Final Danube Voyage; The Message
The Orator
Cramped Quarters
The Gift
Samson's Blinding
Early Honor of the Intellect
The Blowup
The Justification
The School of Hearing Vienna 1926-1928
The Asylum
The Peace Dove
Frau Weinreb and the Executioner
The Rivals
A Red-Haired Mormon
The School of Hearing
The Invention of Women
The View of Steinhof
Among Death Masks
The Fifteenth of July
The Letters in the Tree
The Throng of Names Burlin 1928
The Brothers
Ecce Homo
Isaac Babel
The Transformations of Ludwig Hardt
An Invitation to Emptiness
The Fruit of the Fire Vienna 1929-1931
The Pavilion of Madmen
The Taming
The Provider
Kant Catches Fire
The Play of the Eyes
The Wedding
Buchner in the Desert
Eye and Breath
The Beginning of a Conflict
The Conductor
Strasbourg 1933
Dr. Sonne
A Twin Is Bestowed on Me
The "Black Statue"
Silence at the Cafe Museum
Comedy in Hietzing
I Discover a Good Man
Joyce without a Mirror
The Benefactor
An Audience
The Funeral of an Angel
High Authority
The Final Version
Alban Berg
Meeting in the Liliput Bar
The Exorcism
The Fragility of the Spirit
Invitation to the Benedikts'
"I am looking for my peers"
A Letter from Thomas Mann
Ras Kassa; The Bellowers
The No. 38 Streetcar
The Entreaty
Unexpected Reunion
The Spanish Civil War
Conference on Nussdorferstrasse
Hudba; Peasants Dancing
My Mother's Death