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Publisher Comments:

In America, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism took to the freeways to produce a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality. From the sierras of New Mexico to the streets of New York and LA by night—“a sort of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity”—Baudrillard mixes aperçus and observations with a wicked sense of fun to provide a unique insight into the country that dominates the world. In this new edition, leading cultural critic and novelist Geoff Dyer offers a thoughtful and perceptive take on the continuing resonance of Baudrillard’s book in Obama’s America.

Synopsis:

"The collection of wild, often hilarious postcards from his trip to America contains some of the year's most original and beautiful writing."--New Statesman and Society

Synopsis:

In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France's leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler's tales from the land of hyperreality.

About the Author

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Université de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra, America, The Perfect Crime, The System of Objects, Passwords, The Transparency of Evil, The Spirit of Terrorism, and Fragments, among others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780860919780
Translator:
Turner, Chris
Author:
Turner, Chris
Author:
Baudrillard, Jean
Author:
DYER, GEOFF
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London ;
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
Philosophy, french
Subject:
United States Description and travel.
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States Civilization 1970-
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 912
Publication Date:
19890917
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.98x7.94x.46 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"Synopsis" by , In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France's leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler's tales from the land of hyperreality.
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