1992 0-7734-9593-2 This book is an analysis of the autobiographical work of the multi-lingual writer and Nobel prize laureate Elias Cannetti, as well as the recognition of his writing in the German print-media. It shows both how the author presents his life as an artist and how critics respond to this very specific "Canettian" way of portraying his development and life as a poet. Canetti, who has refused interviews for more than ten years, found his own way of communicating with his opponents which can be seen in his Aufzeichnungen. This communication becomes obvious through the analysis of the critics' response published in German, Swiss and Austrian papers. In German.