The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit

The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit


Nobel Prize-winning author Canetti spent only a few weeks in Marrakesh, but it was a visit that would remain with him for the rest of his life. In The Voices of Marrakesh, he captures the essence of that place: the crowds, the smells - of spices, camels and the souks - and, most importantly to Canetti, the sounds of the city, from the cries of the blind beggars and the children's call for alms to the unearthly silence on the still roofs above the hordes.

In these immaculately crafted essays, Canetti examines the emotions Marrakesh stirred within him and the people who affected him for ever.


  • Canetti's feeling for the Orient is perceptible in The Voices of Marrakesh, a unique travel book
    John Bayley, London Review of Books

About the author

Elias Canetti

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