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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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From “one of our most original writers” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting book—firmly grounded, but elegant, witty, and always inquisitive—about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves.

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Forewords & Afterwords

Geoff Dyer introduces this survey of Jacob Holdt’s photographs of America in the 1970s.

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As Editor

When William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of 56 he was little known except to a few colleagues and curators. This book, co-edited by Geoff Dyer, reveals Gedney’s remarkable photographs as well as writings by him.

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