Party in the Blitz: The English Years

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Price
$13.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.28 X 8.02 X 0.73 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811218306

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About the Author

Elias Canetti (1905-1994) is the Bulgarian-born author of the novel Auto-da-Fé, the sociological study Crowds and Power, and his four-volume memoir (The Tongue Set Free, The Torch in my Ear, The Play of the Eyes, Party in the Blitz). Canetti won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981.
Michael Hofmann is an award-winning poet, critic, and translator from German. Among his translations are works by Thomas Bernhard, Ernst Junger, Franz Kafka, Wolfgang Koeppen, Joseph Roth, and his father, Gert Hofmann.

Reviews

Canetti is merciless.--Robert Leiter
Before there was the mysterious W. G. Sebald, there was the even more mysterious Elias Canetti.--Clive James
His work eloquently defends tension, exertion, moral and amoral seriousness.--Susan Sontag
Whether one agrees with Canetti or not, his eloquently sustained loathing is bracing stuff.
[Canetti] can be as shrewd as Lichtenberg or La Rochefoucauld with an apt and concisely phrased insight.--Michael Dirda
[Gives] the reader a superb sense of what day-to-day life was like during the Battle of Britain.--Marjorie Perloff
Canetti invites--indeed, compels--judgment. His exacting presence honors literature.--George Steiner
Nothing ever was pleasant about Canetti. And nothing ever is pleasant about great literature....we should have it no other way.--Joshua Cohen