Crowds and power / by Elias Canetti.

by Canetti, Elias, 1905-1994Looking glass.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1984.Description: 495 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780374518202; 0374518203.Other title: Original German title: Masse und Macht.Subject(s): CrowdsLooking glass | Collective behaviorLooking glass | Power (Social sciences)Looking glassNote: Originally published in 1960 by Classen Verlag, Germany, as Masse und Macht. - First English language editon published in 1962 by Victor Gollancz Ltd., London.Note: Bibliography: pages 485-495. Language: Translated from the German by Carol Stewart.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Crowds and Power is a revolutionary work in which Elias Canetti finds a new way of looking at human history and psychology. Breathtaking in its range and erudition, it explores Shiite festivals and the English Civil war, the finger exercises of monkeys and the effects of inflation in Weimar Germany. In this study of the interplay of crowds, Canetti offers one of the most profound and startling portraits of the human condition.

Originally published in 1960 by Classen Verlag, Germany, as Masse und Macht. - First English language editon published in 1962 by Victor Gollancz Ltd., London.

Bibliography: pages 485-495.

Translated from the German by Carol Stewart.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Elias Canetti was born in Rustschuk, Bulgaria on July 25, 1905 into a Sephardic Jewish family. He was educated in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria and received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1929.

He wrote novels and plays in German. His works explored the emotions of crowds, the psychopathology of power, and the position of the individual at odds with the society around him. His novels include Auto-da- Fé and Masse und Macht. His plays include Hochzeit, Komödie der Eitelkeit, and Die Befristeten. He also published excerpts from his notebooks, a book of character sketches, and an autobiography.

He received numerous awards including the Vienna Prize in 1966, the Critics Prize (Germany) in 1967, the Great Austrian State Prize in 1967, the Buchner Prize in 1972, the Sachs Prize in 1975, the Hebbel Prize in 1980, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981. He died on August 14, 1994.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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