Who is Elias Canetti?

  • (noun): English writer born in Germany (born in 1905).
    Synonyms: Canetti

Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti (Bulgarian: Елиас Канети; 25 July 1905 – 14 August 1994) was a Swiss modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He wrote in German and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981, "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power".

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    A “modern” man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)

    Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day’s insolence.
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