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The Voices of Marrakesh

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ISBN13: 9780714525808
ISBN10: 0714525804
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Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature, Elias Canetti uncovers the secret life hidden beneath Marrakesh’s bewildering array of voices, gestures and faces. In a series of sharply etched scenes, he portrays the languages and cultures of the people who fill its bazaars, cafes, and streets. The book presents vivid images of daily life: the storytellers in the Djema el Fna, the armies of beggars ready to set upon the unwary, and the rituals of Moroccan family life. This is Marrakesh -described by one of Europe’s major literary intellects in an account lauded as "cosmopolitan in the tradition of Goethe" by the New York Times. "A unique travel book," according to John Bayley of the London Review of Books.

Synopsis:

Marrakesh through the eyes and ears of one of Europe's major writers.

About the Author

Born in Bulgaria in 1905, Elias Canetti is best known for his novel AUTO DA FE and his study of mass humanity CROWDS AND POWER. In 1981 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 1994. J.A. Underwood translates from the French and German. He has translated Sartre, Canetti, Robbe-Grillet, Arrabal and has won awards from his translations of Franz Kafkas fiction. He is currently part of a team preparing new translations of the complete works Sigmund Freud. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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Katherine Stevens, April 13, 2012 (view all comments by Katherine Stevens)
I really enjoyed this book. Elias's sincerity and curiosity is refreshing compared to the hipster or overly intellectual narration that frequents much of the travel writing I read, and despite its lack of edge or flowery language, he never loses the reader. Now I must read more Canetti.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780714525808
Subtitle:
A Record of a Visit
Translator:
Underwood, J. A.
Translator:
Underwood, J. A.
Author:
Canetti, Elias
Author:
Underwood, J. A.
Publisher:
Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Marrakech
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
TRAVEL / Africa
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
[109]
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
5.5 x 8.5 in

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