Crowds and Power

By Elias Canetti

Crowds and Power is a progressive paintings within which Elias Canetti unearths a brand new means of human heritage and psychology. Breathtaking in its diversity and erudition, it explores Shiite fairs and the English Civil struggle, the finger workouts of monkeys and the results of inflation in Weimar Germany. during this examine of the interaction of crowds, Canetti bargains essentially the most profound and startling pics of the human condition.

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This is often exemplified within the many tales of lonely misers. they're the successors of the legendary monsters who existed exclusively to protect, watch and cherish a few treasure. it can be objected that this connection among cash and treasure not holds for modem guy; that paper cash is in use far and wide; that the wealthy now hold their treasure in banks in an summary and invisible shape. however the significance of a gold reserve for a robust ; THE CROWD IN historical past foreign money and the truth that there are came across, turn out that treasure has portance.

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