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. CROWDS AND POWER by. ELIAS CANETTI. Translated from the German by. Carol Stewart. NEW YORK. THE VIKING PRESS. I Other Continuum books by Elias Canetti. Audo-da-Fe. The Tongue Set Free Crowds. 2. Power (Social sciences) I. Title. HMC

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None the less, quite an inspiration. It’s good but I feel not as good as it should have been. On the Psychology of Eating.

The Transmutation of Packs. Views Read Edit View history. Relevant is in dit opzicht de dubbele betekenis van het Duitse woord angreifen. A deductive study of the human psyche within all of us. Met soortgelijke, even essayistische als eigenzinnig-indringende zinnen, maakt Canetti snel daarna al even voelbaar dat het noodzakelijk is om je te verschansen achter muren om deze angstwekkende aanraking door het onbekende te voorkomen.

Maar hij geeft wel enorm pregnante invalshoeken op die beide fenomenen, die je nergens anders vindt. But it is fascinating and written in a cool, weird, semi-mystical, very individual voice. The crowd is a “mysterious and universal phenomenon,” he writes. Only a few of his crowds could be termed mobs.

Growth, Equality, Density, and Direction; the way primitive man viewed crowds of animals and transferred them into himself; a method of interpreting crowd behavior in such entities as bacilli and spermatozoids; the manner in which an individual accepts jostling and touching with congeries of others that overcomes his innate revulsion of physical contact with someone or something strange, tainted as the unknown is with stochastic death – nevertheless I have found my interest waning entering the final stretch of the book.

Zowel de onschuldige aanraking als de gevaarlijke aanval ligt erin besloten, en iets van het laatste klinkt in het eerste altijd door”. Elias Canetti, the Nobel Prize-winning author of this book, would be unhappy to learn that he’s now best known as Iris Murdoch’s one-time lover. Elias brings in a whole range of topics such as panic, rhythm, crowds of people and their types, the dead, hunting packs, native Indians, religious wars, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Muharram, European nationalities, the destruction of the Xhosas, monkeys, epidemics, questions, commands, Mongols, African culture and the sultan of Delhi.


De minder beschaafde leiders hebben nu veel meer mogelijkheden om daadwerkelijk miljoenen te vermoorden en als enige te overleven. This work remains important for the insights it provided into the Eastern European upheaval which can be understood within the framework Canetti puts forth.

Quite intriguing to bizare I thought this was amazing. But this isn’t scientific analysis at all– it’s literature above all else, and should be read in that light.

Of om dat op zijn minst te proberen. Elk kind heeft meerdere bevelen moeten opvolgen, elke ondergeschikte heeft tientallen van zulke angels moeten oppotten in zijn lichaam. See 1 question about Crowds and Power….

Het is duidelijk, ik ga meteen meer lezen van hem! Het is voor mij uiteraard onmogelijk om alle facetten van Canetti’s machtsbegrip hier toe te lichten, te meer omdat ik zijn boek nog wel een paar keer zal moeten lezen om alle rijkdom van dit begrip te doorgronden.

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This is an interesting hypothesis which has been articulated elsewhere but with neither discussion nor additional confirming material in Crowds and Power. On rare occasions in this monumental book the writing gets slow or old- A book written with an individual, literary sense of research power backed up by a litany of references crwds ancient times to the s crowdthis book is a paradox of prophesy and outdatedness that strikes a chord due to Canetti’s excellent writing.

Contrariamente a quanto ho finora borbottato, il decadimento del Premio Nobel arriva da lontano. Canetti’s final chapters on the use of power within crowds, to manipulate and lead them, are less satisfactory than his acnetti of, as it were, naked crowd dynamics.

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Recommended on a blog by Charles Lemos, at [now defunct] bythefault. En zo tot een monument wordt voor een wijze van denken die aan de rigiditeit van macht en bevel canstti. Wat voor de Bosjesman geen fantasie is, maar realiteit: Its rambling, discursive style is somewhat disorienting. If one approaches this work from the perspective of deeply involved humanness, as literature, rather than austere science with cut and dried methodology, one may come away with a deeper, more comprehensive, and much more circumspect feeling and understanding for the human animal.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The power motive David G. Dec 14, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons Maar deze zinnen maken door de kracht van hun formulering wel de irrationele intensiteit van deze crosds fraai voelbaar.

Ik heb door bijvoorbeeld kritische vragen te stellen of in discussies net wat powef te zijn kristallen van rancune in anderen achter gelaten.

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

Ik ben en blijf kortom een rancuneuze lul die ook bij anderen rancuneuze angels zal blijven inplanten. Di perle simili il libro ne contiene tante. Maar die conclusies zijn wel enorm pregnant geformuleerd, en wel enorm overtuigend als verhaal of als literair beeld. Presentiment and Transformation canetfi the Bushmen. Winter Snippet view – Maar ook dat die muren vervolgens weer enorm beklemmend zijn, omdat ze leiden tot isolatie en onverbondenheid.

Selected pages Title Page. Lists with This Book. In late s he started to cgowds in Zurich permanently.