Chronicles of a Liquid Society (Hardcover)

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By Umberto Eco, Richard Dixon (Translator)
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A posthumous collection of essays about the modern world from one of Europe's greatest, and best-selling, literary figures

Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible curiosity and profound wisdom. He sees with fresh eyes the upheaval in ideological values, the crises in politics, and the unbridled individualism that have become the backdrop of our lives--a "liquid" society in which it's not easy to find a polestar, though stars and starlets abound.

In these pieces, written for his regular column in L'Espresso magazine, Eco brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners. It is a final gift to his reader--astute, witty, and illuminating.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544974487
ISBN-10: 0544974484
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English