Travels in hyper reality: essays

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, May 1, 1986 - Fiction - 307 pages
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Eco displays in these essays the same wit, learning, and lively intelligence that delighted readers of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum. His range is wide, and his insights are acute, frequently ironic, and often downright funny. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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User Review  - April - Goodreads

Eco suggests that for the average American's taste, he feels the past must be preserved and celebrated in full-scale authentic copies; a philosophy of immortality as duplication. He also feels that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam Gossman - Goodreads

I thought that Eco might be something like buckminster fuller. Apart from referencing him- not so much. Seemed a bit pompous for me. But I'll keep it and read it again in three years and then if I still think he is pompous then I'll ditch it. Read full review

Contents

TRAVELS IN HYPERREALITY 1
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THE RETURN OF THE MIDDLE AGES
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The Sacred Is Not Just a Fashion
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Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the author of "Foucault s Pendulum, The Name of the Rose", and other international bestsellers. He lives in Milan, Italy.

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