Travels in Hyper Reality: Essays
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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This smorgasbord of 26 pieces ultimately focuses on the boundaries of realism as exemplified by the"hyper reality'' of American phenomena like the Madonna Inn, wax museums, San Simeon, theme parks ... Read full review
Eco takes a break from his semiotics work to... well, to work on semiotics. The book is full of legible, fairly jargon-free vignettes. Charming, and still highly investigative of life after disneyland. Baudrillard's _Simulacra and Simulation_ extended into a full book.