Travels in Hyper Reality: Essays

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986 - Literary Collections - 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

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UMBERTO ECO is the author of five novels and numerous essay collections, including The Name of the Rose, The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He received Italy's highest literary award, the Premio Strega, was named a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by the French government, and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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