IN THE REVIEW

The Making of Canetti

The Torch in My Ear

by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel
The first volume of Elias Canetti’s autobiography told of his birth, in Bulgaria, into a Sephardic Jewish family and a community where a form of Ladino—Romanisch—was still a living language; his move to England in 1911, when he was six years old; his schooling in Manchester, until his father’s shockingly …