Umberto Eco
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA, 2002, 1986, Italian, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780151910793

A collection of 26 witty essays by Eco on realism and hyper-reality. Eco discusses the American phenomena of wax museums and theme parks and delves into how to analyze and criticize economic power, politics, and the entertainment industry.

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Shashi Caan

Not the easiest of reads, this book is exemplary in the expression of ideas through observation and the dissection of contemporary society and culture. Eco is inspirational in his multifaceted exploration of writing from different vantage points, including scholarship, mass media (newspapers and magazines), and fiction.

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