The Play of the Eyes

by Elias Canetti

Other authorsRalph Manheim (Translator)
Hardcover, 1986

Status

Available

Publication

New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1986.

Description

"The third volume of his acclaimed autobiographical memoirs,The Play of the Eyes ambles along unpredictably, mingling character sketches, cafe conversations, dramatic readings of his plays, trips to Prague and Strasbourg, musings on the power of crowds and what makes the good man ... Canetti uses a dramatist's gifts here to achieve emotional depth; his mother's death, sketched simply against the backdrop of a crumbling Europe, takes on a tragic dignity." -Publishers Weekly

User reviews

LibraryThing member MSarki
I did not enjoy this third part of the memoirs of Elias Canetti as much as the first two, but nonetheless a very well-written book. Too much reportage in this third, name-dropping the norm, but still the ending was well worth my time.

Language

Original language

German

Barcode

8046
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