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The Play of the Eyes

The Play of the Eyes

By Elias Canetti
Translated by Ralph Manheim

Set in a fading Vienna between 1931 and 1937, the third part of Elias Canetti's autobiography follows the inevitable and tragic climax of Hitler's rise to power. Sharp and deft, Canetti brilliantly sketches his friends and rivals during this period - the Jewish Modernists, Hermann Broch and Robert Musil, the sculptor Fritz Wotruba, the composer Alban Berg and the beautiful socialite Alma Maher - bringing these legends to life as never before.

Elias Canetti (1905-1994), winner of the 1981 Novel Prize for Literature, was one of the major intellectual figures and polymaths of the twentieth century. A master of many genres, he is known especially for his novel, Auto Da Fe, and his great work of social theory, Crowds and Power.

Paperback
329 Pages
Granta Books
5.2 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
ISBN 9781847083555

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