Elias Canetti - The Secret Heart of The Clock: Notes, Aphorisms, Fragments 1973-1985
Autor: Elias Canetti
Izdavač: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Godina izdanja: 1989.
Mjesto izdanja: New York
Broj stranica: 151
Format: 23.5x16 cm
Uvez: tvrdi s omotom
Prvo američko izdanje. Sadrži ex libris bivšeg vlasnika. Dizajn naslovnice Kathleen Carey. Dolazi u specijalnom zaštitnom omotu. Na engleskom. U odličnom stanju.
Now considered a modern classic. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Elias Canetti's "The Secret Heart of The Clock" in a felicitous English translation. Acutely brilliant observations and reflections. "On life, death, reincarnation, longevity, immortality, the development of ritualism in the child, and the importance and gist of Aubrey, Dostoyevski, Kafka, Klaus Mann, Schopenhauer, Sophocles, Walser, Lear, Zola, and Cezanne. There are occasional quotations from Plutarch, Soutine, Faulkner, Wittgenstein, and Wisdom of the Fathers. Canetti remarks that 'each sentence connects with another', but 'between them lie a hundred years' " (Publisher's blurb) . As an aphorist, that is, as a writer who needed, not just wanted, to have the last word on a particular subject, Elias Canetti had no rivals. Here is just one example: "I do not find it difficult to let myself be deceived. But I find it difficult not to show that I am aware of it" (Elias Canetti) . "His exacting presence honors literature" (George Steiner) . An absolute "must-have" title for Elias Canetti collectors. This title is a modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition.