La Langue sauvée
Publish date: April 1st 2005
Publisher: Albin Michel
Pages no: 364
Edition language: French
Series: The Memoir Trilogy (#1)
A vivid, eloquent and well-written account of a nomadic, rather privileged childhood, told by a narrator smug, snobbish and self-righteous to the point of nausea.
The first of three memoirs covering the life of Elias Canetti. So wonderfully written, much more superb than the writing of Vladimir Nabokov and his [b:Speak, Memory|30594|Speak, Memory|Vladimir Nabokov|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1346107008s/30594.jpg|2540547]. Typically, childhood ...
The die has been cast upon reading Gregor von Rezzori's 'The Snow of Yesteryear'.Struck by the literary spell of that excellent specimen of Central European memoirs, I decided it was just the right time to go ahead along the same golden vein.Thus, I picked 'The Tongue Set Free' up. This is the first...
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