Chronicles Of A Liquid Society (Paperback)

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Chronicles Of A Liquid Society (Paperback)


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A posthumous collection of essays by internationally renowned essayist, literary critic, philosopher, and author of The Name of the Rose—“one of the most influential thinkers of our time” (Los Angeles Times)

In his final collection of works, celebrated essayist and novelist Umberto Eco observes the changing world around him with irrepressible curiosity and profound wisdom. He sees with fresh eyes the upheaval in ideological values, the crises in politics, and the unbridled individualism that have become the backdrop of our lives—a “liquid” society in which it’s not easy to find a polestar, though stars and starlets abound. In these pieces, written for his regular column in L’Espresso magazine, Eco brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners. It is a final gift to his readers—astute, witty, and illuminating.

Umberto Eco (1932–2016) was the author of numerous essay collections and seven novels, 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 Légion d’Honneur by the French government; and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details ISBN: 9781328505859
ISBN-10: 1328505855
Publisher: HarperVia
Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
Pages: 320
Language: English

“A swan song from one of Europe's great intellectuals . . . [Eco] entertains with his intellect, humor, and insatiable curiosity.” — Kirkus Reviews

“An intelligent, intriguing, and often hilariously incisive set of observations on contemporary follies and changing mores.” — Publishers Weekly

Chronicles of a Liquid Society is a wonderful reminder of a great writer, thinker, and human being.” — Toronto Star