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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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

Contents

TRAVELS IN HYPERREALITY 1
16
THE RETURN OF THE MIDDLE AGES
59
The Sacred Is Not Just a Fashion
89
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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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