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Il gioco degli occhi: Storia di una vita (The Memoir Trilogy #3)

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All’inizio di questo libro, il terzo della sua autobiografia, Canetti ci appare circondato dai relitti fumanti del rogo in cui sono stati distrutti i libri di Kien, il protagonista di Auto da fé. Attorno a sé, vede il deserto e un’incombente rovina. Poi, a poco a poco, la scena ricomincia a popolarsi, e le figure che vi si mostrano sono memorabili. Innanzitutto Hermann Bro ...more
Paperback, gli Adelphi #77, 383 pages
Published April 1995 by Adelphi (first published 1985)
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Jun 02, 2015 Gabriele rated it it was amazing
Terminata la lettura di questo terzo volume della autobiografia di Canetti penso sia necessaria una recensione cumulativa. Non ho speso parole per i due precedenti libri* — 5 stelle a testa, come 5 stelle le merita questo volume — non perché non ne valesse la pena, ma perché l'opera di questo autore non è facilmente riassumibile, a meno che non si voglia raccontare sterilmente del contenuto: Canetti ha fatto questo, Canetti ha fatto quello. Quella che Canetti ci presenta è indubbiamente la sua b ...more
Finally finished my project to read all three volumes of Elias Canetti's memoir. The last volume, The Play of Eyes, takes place mostly in Vienna of the 1930s, where Canetti hangs out with all the cool kids of the time: Hermann Broch, Anna Mahler, Robert Musil, Alban Berg, and others. The book's title comes from the play of Anna Mahler's eyes, in which Canetti had great interest. His rivalry with Broch is another theme that runs through the book, as well as his deep appreciation of Musil. Canetti ...more
M. Sarki
I did not enjoy this third part of the memoirs of Elias Canetti as much as the first two, but nonetheless a very well-written book. Too much reportage in this third, name-dropping the norm, but still the ending was well worth my time.
Zöe Yu
Sep 08, 2012 Zöe Yu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wonderful book. As the last one in trilogy, it is a good ending to conclude his relationship with his mom.
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Dec 26, 2013 Juan Manuel Charry Urueña rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Abraham Sonne proyectó su sabiduría y su método a través de Canetti. Algunas de las cosas que dice el libro: Entre las cosas más importantes que se van preparando dentro de uno se cuentan los encuentros aplazados. Es preciso que haya cosas inalcanzables. La justicia del escritor no puede consistir en condenar a los hombres. Tales metamorfosis realizadas al leer son indispensables para el escritor. Los seres humanos y los personajes no son lo mismo. Es preciso que la literatura esté a la altura d ...more
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Jul 09, 2015 Vassiliki Dass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Να κρίνω τον Κανέτι και την τρίτομη αυτοβιογραφία του (συν το ημερολογιακό αφήγημα που εκδόθηκε μετά το θάνατό του και αναφέρεται στα χρόνια στην Αγγλία) ; Πώς θα μπορούσα! Πώς θα τολμούσα! Ας γράψω μόνο πώς ένοιωσα διαβάζοντάς την: θαυμασμό για μια ζωή τόσο πλούσια σε σκέψη και σε γνωριμίες με σπουδαίους ανθρώπους του 20ου αιώνα, πνευματική εγρήγορση και ευεξία για την ανάλυσή της από ένα πνεύμα στοχαστικό, ελεύθερο και πολυσχιδές. Συγκίνηση κατά την περιγραφή σχέσεων και κατάληξης αυτών είτε λ ...more
Oct 24, 2014 Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this autobiography, it was not top self-affirming and was a wonderful reconstruction of his experiences not just as they happened, but also how he felt about the experiences. I have never read Canetti before, but I want to read the other two parts to this Autobiography series, as well as his other works.
Feb 11, 2012 Bookmaniac70 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Най-сетне успях да издиря третата част и да завърша автобиографичната поредица. Канети е великолепен- интелектуално пиршество и съвършено необичаен поглед към собствения му живот, към скритите дълбоки течения и влияния, които са го оформяли като човек и мислител.Все пак първите две книги- "Спасеният език" и "Факел в ухото" си остават любимите ми, заради силния емоционален заряд.
Aaron Aoyume
Jan 28, 2016 Aaron Aoyume rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the last volume of Elias Canetti's autobiography and has as much intensity as the previous versions. The last scene with his mother is really something, thrilling. Only made me want to read Auto-De-Fé straight away!
Pamela Rahn
Aug 14, 2014 Pamela Rahn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
esto es una despedida fúnebre a sus paginas, un libro lleno de verdad, que me va a acompañar siempre, me encanta Canetti, es un genio, que ve cosas donde nadie las ve. Inicie por la ultima biografía y quiero leer las otras dos, al reverso y luego al derecho, de tanto que me gusta.
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Oct 31, 2014 Lysergius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Absolutely fascinating conclusion to Canetti's autobiography.
Feb 18, 2012 Marina rated it it was amazing
Terza parte dell'autobiografia. Solo per amanti di Canetti e/o letteratura austriaca.
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Awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power."

He studied in Vienna. Before World War II he moved with his wife Veza to England and stayed there for long time. Since late 1960s he lived in London and Zurich. In late 1980s he started to live in Zurich permanently. He died in 1994 in Zurich.

Author of Auto-da-Fé, Party in the
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