CANETTI, Elias. WEDGWOOD, C.V., trans.
Title: Auto Da Fe. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Stein & Day, New York, 1964,
Seller ID: 21529
CANETTI, Elias. Auto da Fé. Translated from the German under the personal supervision of the author by C.V. Wedgwood. New York : Stein and Day Publishers, (©1946, but ca.1964). Pp. (4),5- 464. 8vo, black cloth spine, red boards, top edge dyed red, gilt lettering to spine. Winner of the Prix International. Elias Canetti (b. July 25, 1905 – d. August 14, 1994) was a German language author, born in Ruse, Bulgaria, and later a British citizen. Winnerof the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981. "The story of a man to whom book s mean more than anything else in the world, a distinguished scholar whose delicately balanced mind gradually disintegrates. With an arresting imagination, insight, and a good variety of incident, Canetti discloses the elemnts of Peter Kien's mind that eventually lead to his destruction. Kien is caught between his illiterate and grasping housekeeper and his brutish concierge. He is forced out of the isolation of his treasured library into the underworld of a city where his guide is a dwarf of unimaginable evil. In 'Auto-da-fe', Elias Canetti has writen an absorbing novel with immense vitality,powerful characterization, and robust humor." - from the dustjacket. Small penned name on flyleaf, very top of spine sunned, else very good in lightl y nicked, unclipped dustjacket with small square inch section torn from topof rear dustjacket panel. 65.00