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Jean Baudrillard: America

Geoff Dyer introduces this new edition of Baudrillard’s tales from the land of hyperreality.

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Jean Baudrillard: America

France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveller’s tales from the land of hyperreality. From the sierras of New Mexico to the streets of New York and LA by night—”a sort of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity”—Baudrillard mixes aperçus and observations with a wicked sense of fun to provide a unique insight into the country that dominates our world.

In this new edition, Geoff Dyer offers a thoughtful and perceptive take on the continued resonance of Baudrillard’s America.

Published: UK and US, Verso, 2010

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Forewords & Afterwords

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write “something new–something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned.” That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel […]

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As Editor

This collection of writings on photography by one of the most internationally influential writers of the past fifty years has been edited by Geoff Dyer who has also written an introduction to the book.

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