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Chronicles of a Liquid Society - by Umberto Eco (Hardcover)

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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.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Philosophy, Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Umberto Eco
Language: English
Street Date: November 14, 2017
TCIN: 52147642
UPC: 9780544974487
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-5514
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