Auto-da-fé by Elias Canetti Book Summary:
Auto-da-Fé, Elias Canetti's only work of fiction, is a staggering achievement that puts him squarely in the ranks of major European writers such as Robert Musil and Hermann Broch. It is the story of Peter Kien, a scholarly recluse who lives among and for his great library. The destruction of Kien through the instrument of the illiterate, brutish housekeeper he marries constitutes the plot of the book. The best writers of our time have been concerned with the horror of the modern world--one thinks of Kafka, to whom Canetti has often been compared. But Auto-de-Fé stands as a completely original, unforgettable treatment of the modern predicament.
Auto Da Fe (Picador Books) by Elias Canetti Book Summary:
Iris Murdoch called Auto da Fé "one of the few great novels of the century." Peter Kien is a reclusive Sinologist living in Germany between the wars. Canetti creates the elements in Kien, and in his personal relationships, that will lead to his destruction.
Tredici piccoli angeli: Strage di Ustica. Dalla storia alla memoria (Auto da fe) (Italian Edition) by Antonio De Gennaro Book Summary:
La Strage di Ustica: oltre trentasei anni di silenzio su una delle peggiori disgrazie avvenute in Italia. Un pezzo di storia del nostro Paese raccontata attraverso la poesia. Dalla storia alla memoria.