The Play of the Eyes Paperback
The third volume of Canetti's autobiography is set in Vienna between 1931 and 1937: years when the European catastrophe, already clear to anyone with eyes to see, was approaching its horrifying climax.
To this great intellectual and spiritual self-portrait Canetti adds wonderful portraits of his friends and rivals: Herman Broch, Robert Musil, Fritz Wortruba, Alban Berg and Alma Mahler.
Canetti brings these legends to life for modern readers as never before.
Central to the book is Canetti's account of his friendship with the mysterious Doctor Sonne, a mentor whose effect on his life and work was enormous.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 04/08/2011
- Category: Autobiography: literary
- ISBN: 9781847083555
- Paperback from £7.75