Elias Canetti (1905-1994) is best known in the English-speaking world for Crowds and Power, Kafka's Other Trial and for the classic Auto-de-Fe. His family moved from Bulgaria to England, then Vienna, and he settled back in England in 1938. In 1981 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was cited by the Swedish Academy for his 'writings marked by a broad outlook and wealth of ideas and artistic power'.
Canetti's feeling for the Orient is perceptible in The Voices of
Marrakesh, a unique travel book -- John Bayley * London Review
of Books *
Cosmopolitan in the tradition of Goethe * New York Times *
...this book takes on subtle dimensions as it ponders the inner meaning of new experience * Observer *
One of his shortest, most beautiful and most approachable works * Independent *