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Apocalypse Postponed

(1994)
Perspectives
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An erudite and witty collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. The discussion is framed by opposing characterizations of current intellectuals as apocalyptic and opposed to all mass culture, or as integrated intellectuals, so much a part of mass culture as to be unaware of serving it. Organized in four main parts, "Mass Culture: Apocalypse Postponed," "Mass Media and the Limits of Communication," "The Rise and Fall of Counter-Cultures," and "In Search of Italian Genius," Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, whether countercultures exist, Fellini's Ginger and Fred, and the Italian genius industry.

    


Hardback Editions

November 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Apocalypse Postponed: Essays by Umberto Eco (Perspectives)
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-253-31851-3 / 978-0-253-31851-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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May 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Apocalypse Postponed (Perspectives)
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-85170-418-2 / 978-0-85170-418-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: BFI Publishing
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Paperback Editions

November 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Apocalypse Postponed: Essays by Umberto Eco (Perspectives)
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-253-02419-6 / 978-0-253-02419-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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June 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Apocalypse Postponed
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-00-654851-2 / 978-0-00-654851-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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June 1994 : USA Paperback

Title: Apocalypse Postponed
Author(s): Umberto Eco, Robert Lumley
ISBN: 0-253-20871-8 / 978-0-253-20871-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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May 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Apocalypse Postponed (Perspectives)
Author(s): Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-85170-446-8 / 978-0-85170-446-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: BFI Publishing
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