Saturday, September 17, 2005


Veza Canetti was among those literary wives who have subordinated their careers to their husbands' [...] [Canetti] worked on Crowds and Power in an unsystematic way...and only writing with great reluctance. Veza claimed that she had to be a "slave-driver" to keep him at work, and that she had to threaten suicide to get him even to dictate his text. Canetti felt under surveillance, and referred to Veza as the "V3", after Hitler's planned third weapon of retaliation.
Ritchie Robertson,"The Great Hater", TLS September 2 2005, 6-7.


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