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Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti (July 25, 1905 - August 13, 1994). Bulgarian-born German novelist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981.

Born in Rustschuk (now Ruse), a port on the Danube River in Bulgaria, he was fluent in Ladino, Bulgarian, and English as well as German. He earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1929, but never taught. He immigrated to England shortly before World War II, and kept a home in London. He died in Zürich.

He was a lover of Iris Murdoch.