Apocalypse Postponed: Essays by Umberto Eco (Perspectives)

Apocalypse Postponed: Essays by Umberto Eco (Perspectives)

Umberto Eco


An erudite and witty number of Umberto Eco's essays on mass tradition from the Sixties in the course of the Nineteen Eighties, together with significant items that have now not been translated into English earlier than. The dialogue is framed through opposing characterizations of present intellectuals as apocalyptic and against all mass tradition, or as built-in intellectuals, loads part of mass tradition as to be blind to serving it. geared up in 4 major elements, "Mass tradition: Apocalypse Postponed," "Mass Media and the bounds of Communication," "The upward thrust and Fall of Counter-Cultures," and "In seek of Italian Genius," Eco appears to be like at a number of themes and cultural productions, together with the area of Charlie Brown, differences among intellectual and lowbrow, the way forward for literacy, chinese language comedian strips, no matter if countercultures exist, Fellini's Ginger and Fred, and the Italian genius industry.

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