Faith in Fakes: Travels in Hyperreality

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Minerva, 1986 - Civilization, Modern - 306 pages
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By the author of The Name of the Rose, these essays, written over the last 20 years and culled from newspapers and magazines, explore the rag-bag of modern consciousness. Eco considers a wide range of topics, from Superman and Casablanca, Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, Jim Jones and mass suicide, and Woody Allen, to holography and waxworks, pop festivals and football, and not least the social and personal implications of tight jeans.

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Contents

THE RETURN OF THE MIDDLE AGES
59
THE GODS OF THE UNDERWORLD
87
REPORTS FROM THE GLOBAL VILLAGE
133
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About the author (1986)

Umberto Eco has written works of fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller and he has since published five other novels, along with many brilliant collections of essays.

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