The image: a guide to pseudo-events in America
First Published In 1962, This Wonderfully Provocative Book Introduced The Notion Of "pseudo-events" -- Events Such As Press Conferences And Presidential Debates, Which Are Manufactured Solely In Order To Be Reported -- And The Contemporary Definition Of Celebrity As "a Person Who Is Known For His Well-knownness." Since Then Daniel J. Boorstin's Prophetic Vision Of An America Inundated By Its Own Illusions Has Become An Essential Resource For Any Reader Who Wants To Distinguish The Manifold Deceptions Of Our Culture From Its Few Enduring Truths.
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Review: The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in AmericaUser Review - Rory - Goodreads
Absolutely, unequivocally recommend. To read this is, in large part, to understand America (and England, in as much as it and other cultures have emulated American idealism). Everything he says about ... Read full review
Review: The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in AmericaUser Review - Dan - Goodreads
Good, but reads as a little dated at this point, perhaps because we've become so immersed in the world he describes. The analysis is spot on. Read full review
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