How do crowds work? What is the nature of their unique creation - the demagogue? This is the renowned and original analysis of one of this century's most threatening and influential phenomena by the nobel prize-winning thinker.
Elias Canetti was born in Bulgaria in 1905 and moved to England when he was six. After his father's death he moved to Vienna, where in the chaos of the first days of the First World War he and his family were attacked by a crowd - thus his interest in crowds and power. He has won the Kafka prize, and in 1981 won the Nobel Prize for literature.