WRITER

Elias Canetti

1905 - 1994

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Elias Canetti (Bulgarian: Елиас Канети; 25 July 1905 – 14 August 1994; ; German pronunciation: [eˈliːas kaˈnɛti]) was a German-language writer, born in Ruse, Bulgaria to a Sephardic Jewish family. They moved to Manchester, England, but his father died in 1912, and his mother took her three sons back to continental Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elias Canetti has received more than 619,204 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Elias Canetti is the 148th most popular writer, the 4th most popular biography from Bulgaria and the 2nd most popular Bulgarian Writer.

Elias Canetti was a Nobel Prize-winning author and novelist. He is most famous for his novels "Crowds and Power" and "Auto-da-Fé."

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Notable Works

Ohrenzeuge
Literary Criticism
Describes fifty personality types who embody modern behavior patterns from celebrity followers and neurotics obsessed with cleanliness to believers in the primacy of aesthetics and the religious self-righteous
Masse und Macht
Die Stimmen von Marrakesch
Die gerettete Zunge
Biography & Autobiography
Elias Canetti, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in 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. But Canetti's genius is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the three volumes of his autobiography. This first volume, Tongue Set Free, provides a searching portrait of the author's personal background and creative development as it presents the events, personalities (especially Canetti's mother), and intellectual forces that shaped the growth of the artist as a young man. Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize, this first volume of the author's autobiography provides a searching portrait of his personal background and creative development.
Die Blendung
Gerettete Zunge
Biography & Autobiography
Elias Canetti, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in 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. But Canetti's genius is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the three volumes of his autobiography. This first volume, Tongue Set Free, provides a searching portrait of the author's personal background and creative development as it presents the events, personalities (especially Canetti's mother), and intellectual forces that shaped the growth of the artist as a young man. Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize, this first volume of the author's autobiography provides a searching portrait of his personal background and creative development.

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Elias Canetti ranks 148 out of 7,302Before him are Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, Dr. Seuss, Eugène Ionesco, and Joan Fuster. After him are William Faulkner, Jean Racine, Naguib Mahfouz, Annie Ernaux, Joseph Conrad, and Catullus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1905, Elias Canetti ranks 6Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Ayn Rand, Howard Hughes, Simo Häyhä, and Albert Speer. After him are Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Christian Dior, and Carl David Anderson. Among people deceased in 1994, Elias Canetti ranks 8Before him are Kim Il-sung, Karl Popper, Charles Bukowski, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Erich Honecker, and Eugène Ionesco. After him are Erik Erikson, Ayrton Senna, Linus Pauling, Giulietta Masina, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Elias Canetti ranks 4 out of 415Before him are Aesop (-620), Ahmed III (1673), and Belisarius (505). After him are Flavius Aetius (390), Georgi Dimitrov (1882), Phocas (547), Todor Zhivkov (1911), Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Marcian (396), Maximinus Thrax (173), and Simeon I of Bulgaria (864).

Among WRITERS In Bulgaria

Among writers born in Bulgaria, Elias Canetti ranks 2Before him are Aesop (-620). After him are Saint Naum (830), Hristo Botev (1848), Chernorizets Hrabar (890), Georgi Markov (1929), Ivan Vazov (1850), Gregory Tsamblak (1365), Constantine of Preslav (900), Sabahattin Ali (1907), Angel Wagenstein (1922), and Georgi Sava Rakovski (1821).