The Torch in My Ear
Publish date: November 1st 1999
Publisher: Granta Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Memoir Trilogy (#2)
Another great segment in the trilogy. It was rewarding to read as Canetti matured. The next, and last book, should be a knockout as he becomes the writer he has worked so hard to be. This was a man who read everything he possibly could and his self-study was remarkable in its expansive ideal.
Well, I've to confess that my expectations for 'The Torch in My Ear' were not that high upon having been struck by the mesmerizing (if slightly self-referential) beauty of the first volume of Canetti's autobiography, 'The Tongue Set Free'.This was essentially my problem as I do prefer memoirs dealin...