The Resource Notes on the death of culture : essays on spectacle and society, Mario Vargas Llosa ; edited and translated from the Spanish by John King

Notes on the death of culture : essays on spectacle and society, Mario Vargas Llosa ; edited and translated from the Spanish by John King

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Notes on the death of culture : essays on spectacle and society
Title
Notes on the death of culture
Title remainder
essays on spectacle and society
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; edited and translated from the Spanish by John King
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "A provocative essay collection that finds the Nobel laureate taking on the decline of intellectual life In the past, culture was a kind of vital consciousness that constantly rejuvenated and revivified everyday reality. Now it is largely a mechanism of distraction and entertainment. Notes on the Death of Culture is an examination and indictment of this transformation-- penned by none other than Mario Vargas Llosa, who is not only one of our finest novelists but one of the keenest social critics at work today. Taking his cues from T. S. Eliot-- whose essay "Notes Toward a Definition of Culture" is a touchstone precisely because the culture Eliot aimed to describe has since vanished-- Vargas Llosa traces a decline whose ill effects have only just begun to be felt. He mourns, in particular, the figure of the intellectual: for most of the twentieth century, men and women of letters drove political, aesthetic, and moral conversations; today they have all but disappeared from public debate. But Vargas Llosa stubbornly refuses to fade into the background. He is not content to merely sign a petition; he will not bite his tongue. A necessary gadfly, the Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa, here vividly translated by John King, provides a tough but essential critique of our time and culture"--
  • "New essays attacking the precipitous decline of contemporary culture by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Dewey number
909.82
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: La civilización del espectáculo
LC call number
CB 428 .V3713 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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King, John
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  • Civilization, Modern
  • Culture
  • Social problems
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Culture
  • Social problems
Label
Notes on the death of culture : essays on spectacle and society, Mario Vargas Llosa ; edited and translated from the Spanish by John King
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Metamorphosis of a word -- The civilization of the spectacle -- A brief discourse on culture -- Forbidden to forbid -- The disappearance of eroticism -- Culture, politics, and power -- The opium of the people -- Final thoughts
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780374123048
Lccn
2014049063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899880719
  • (OCoLC)ocn899880719
Label
Notes on the death of culture : essays on spectacle and society, Mario Vargas Llosa ; edited and translated from the Spanish by John King
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Metamorphosis of a word -- The civilization of the spectacle -- A brief discourse on culture -- Forbidden to forbid -- The disappearance of eroticism -- Culture, politics, and power -- The opium of the people -- Final thoughts
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780374123048
Lccn
2014049063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899880719
  • (OCoLC)ocn899880719

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