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The book is admirable for its erudition and scope, ranging through history, anthropology, mythology, psychology, politics, biology, and more to give All I hear is praise for this book. Elias brings in a whole range of topics such as panic, rhythm, crowds of people and their types, the dead, hunting eliass, 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.

This is a dense, magisterial work Dit is nog maar een flintertje van wat Canetti ons vertelt over macht en bevel, en ik kan geen recht doen aan zijn rijke en uit vele bronnen puttende essayistiek. See all 27 reviews. I thought this was amazing.

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. En daarvoor schreef hij: Want hij is ten eerste knokenhard over de gevaren van machthebbers, die hij vermoedelijk ook vermoed in democratisch gekozen machthebbers. According to Canetti it is these attributes which also characterize history’s great men, and what delusional power over man and the universe Schreber wielded in his fantasies, those great men have wielded over our bodies and minds.

A Study of the Popular Mind. Ja, het is vreselijk maar het is waar: He died in in Zurich. Here, Canetti considers the human tendency to gather into groups, packs, herds and large crowds. He goes on and on with his pointless classifications and anectodes about exotic, remote cultures and their barbaric ways, the style is tedious and hard to follow, I really couldn’t find any idea of value and stopped after skimming about a quorter of the way through, at the chapter where Islam is the religion of war and Christianity that of lament, but there was more to learn about the exact characteristics, mostly flaws of course, of several nations, including “the jews”.


Een geest die bodemloze en onuitputtelijke eruditie paart aan vaak aforistische, soms groteske en bizar beeldende schrijfkunst. Crowds and power Elias Canetti Snippet view – Since late s he lived in London and Zurich. A House for Mr. Feb 06, Dan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There comes a moment when “all who belong to t Fouad Ajami: I’d liken it to somebody describing in great detail the mating habits of deep sea creatures after having only heard faint second-hand stories about them.

Maar Canetti lezen is voor mij wel een manier om de scherpe kantjes daarvan wat minder scherp te maken. Unlike much non-fiction writing, it is highly poetic and seething with anger. It’s analysis covers the gambit from wild primates to suburbanites. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

It’s a grim picture and may even be an accurate one. Trivia About Crowds and Power.

If you’ve read Jared Diamond and are longing for something with a more European intellectual bent, a bit more philosophy, a lot more poetry, this is a good bet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 18, Mark Johnson rated it it was amazing. Discipline and the Sting of Command.

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La formazione del nazismo secondo Canetti. The book is admirable for its erudition and scope, ranging through history, anthropology, mythology, psychology, politics, biology, and more to give us insight into the human condition. AN insightful book delivered with excellent service.


One of the seminal books of the 20th century nad a synthesis of anthropology, sociology, deep psychology, political science, and folklore as channeled by a brilliant Romanian Jew who witnessed the rise and fall of Hitler and Stalin. Want Canetti’s invalshoek is ongehoord origineel: Want Canetti houdt zich in “Massa en Macht” aan geen enkele conventie, dus aan geen enkel bevel dat dicteert hoe een boek hoort te zijn.

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Islam as a Religion of War. Classification of Crowds according to Their Prevailing Emotion.

Mi piace qui ricordare il passaggio in cui Canetti afferma che “le gocce d’acqua, nell’uomo, suscitano compassione”, ma soprattutto quello in cui, con gran sprezzo del ridicolo, parlando dei ‘simboli delle nazioni’ ci informa che “l’inglese si vede comandante di nave, lo spagnolo matador “. Waarmee hij zijn overtuiging demonstreert dat juist de pre-logische wereld der mythen ons veel te zeggen heeft, zeker over massa en macht. Refresh and try again. For those contemplating reading, think Roland Barthe, Levi – Strauss, Eliade, Braudel’s annales school or later generation where the focus was more on “mentalities”and maybe a touch of Propp’s Morphology of the Folktale.

Some are obvious once stated: Only a few of his crowds could be termed mobs. Ja, ik hou van lezen en bejubel veel boeken, maar dit boek is van zo’n zeldzame klasse dat ik mij eigenlijk totaal onmachtig voel om er ook maar iets over te zeggen.

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