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The Resource Chronicles of a Liquid Society

Chronicles of a Liquid Society

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Chronicles of a Liquid Society
Title
Chronicles of a Liquid Society
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Summary
Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist 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. "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
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  • Eco, Umberto
  • Dixon, Richard
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Essays
  • Philosophy
  • Nonfiction
Label
Chronicles of a Liquid Society
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544974579
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Chronicles of a Liquid Society
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e968beb0-5dbb-4567-892b-4ab86f386699
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544974579
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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