Elias Canetti (July 25, 1905 - August 13, 1994). Bulgarian-born Jewish novelist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981.
Born in Rustschuk (now Ruse), a port on the Danube River in Bulgaria, he was fluent in Ladino, Bulgarian, and English as well as German. He earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1929, but never taught. He immigrated to England shortly before World War II, and kept a home in London. He died in Zürich.
He was a lover of Iris Murdoch.
Die Hochzeit (The Wedding, play, 1932)
Die Blendung (Auto-da-Fé, novel, 1935)
Masse und Macht (Crowds and Power, study, 1960)
Die Stimmen von Marrakesch (The Voices of Marrakesh, travelogue, 1968)
Hitler nach Speer (Essay)
Die Gerettete Zunge (The Tongue Set Free, memoir, 1977)
Die Fackel ihm Ohr (The Torch in My Ear, memoir, 1980)
Das Augenspiel (The Play of the Eyes, memoir, 1985)
Das Geheimherz der Uhr: Aufzeichnungen (The Secret Heart of the Clock, 1987)
Die Fliegenpein (The Agony of Flies, 1992)
Nachträge aus Hampstead (Notes from Hampstead, 1994)