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Elias Canetti - Life, Works, Trivia


Writer, born in Rustschuk, N Bulgaria. He was educated at schools in England, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany, and lived in England from 1938, though continued to write in German. His interest in crowd psychology produced two important works: the novel Die Blendung (1936, trans as both Auto da Fé and The Tower of Babel) and the study Masse und Macht (1960, Crowds and Power). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981.

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