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Author Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007
Title Cool memories II. English
Cool Memories II, 1987-1990 / Jean Baudrillard ; translated by Chris Turner
Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 1996
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  848.91403 B325co v.2 1996    AVAILABLE    30500100802654
 Ethnology Library  PQ2662.A853483 C6613 1996    AVAILABLE    30520020491677
Descript 90 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Post-contemporary interventions
Post-contemporary interventions
Note Jean Baudrillard is widely recognized as one of the most important and provocative writers of our age. Variously termed "France's leading philosopher of postmodernism" and "a sharp-shooting Lone Ranger of the post-Marxist left," he might also be called our leading philosopher of seduction or of mass culture. Following his acclaimed America and Cool Memories, this book is the third in a series of personal records in hyperreality. Idiosyncratic, outrageous, and brilliantly original, Baudrillard here casts his net widely and combines autobiographical memories with further reflections on America, the crisis of cultural production, new ideas in fiction/theory, and the "verbal fornication" of the postmodern
In this wide-ranging discussion of events and ideas, Baudrillard moves between poetry and waterfalls, strikes and stealth bombers, Freud and La Cicciolina, shadows and simulacra, deconstruction and the zodiac, Reagan's smile and Kennedy's death, the "curse" on South America and the future of the West, the last tango of French intellectual life and the exemplary disappearing act of Italian politics. Writing at the site where the philosophic and the poetic merge, he once again offers us commentary in the form of the riveting insight, the short distillation of reality that establishes its truth with the force of recognition
Translated form the French
Link Online version: Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007. Cool memories II. English. Cool Memories II, 1987-1990. Durham : Duke University Press, 1996 (OCoLC)604970932
Online version: Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007. Cool memories II. English. Cool Memories II, 1987-1990. Durham : Duke University Press, 1996 (OCoLC)605206520
Subject Social history -- Miscellanea
Alt Author Turner, Chris, 1953-
Alt Title Cool memories two, 1987-1990
Cool memories. 2, 1987-1990
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