The Tongue Set Free: Remembrance of a European Childhood by Elias Canetti
Providing a portrait of the author's personal background and creative development, this book presents the events, personalities and intellectual forces which shaped the growth of this artist as a young man. It covers his up-bringing in Bulgaria and later homes in Manchester, Vienna and Zurich. He was born in 1905 and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981. This is the first volume of this three-volume autobiography by the author of "Auto de Fe".