The Numbered - Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature


Elias Canetti trans Carol Stewart

Published by Marion Boyars

5 Male 2 Female

In the oppressed society of The Numbered people do not bear names, only the number of years that they are to live

But one man rebels against and questions this tyranny of unbearable determinism in order to attain the freedom of incertainty

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