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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    There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)

    Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.
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