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Description - Cool Memories V, 2000-2004 by Jean Baudrillard

"Theory is never so fine as when it takes the form of a fiction or a fable," writes Baudrillard in Cool Memories V - the latest in a series of aphoristic journals that covers the period 2000-2004. During these years Baudrillard re-emerged strongly in the international arena with his trenchant and controversial essay Spirit of Terrorism, developed his work as a photographer and developed cancer. As his attack on the inanities of "hyperreality" has grown more radical, Baudrillard has come to display an ever more marked penchant for the aphoristic style he has so long admired in such writers as Canetti, Lichtenberg and Nietzsche. "'Aphorizein'", he writes, "from which we get the word 'aphorism', means to retreat to such a distance that a horizon of thought is formed which never again closes on itself. " Cool Memories are carnets, notebooks, but these are notes for keeping the horizon of thought open within a daunting sphere of ideas that is no less than "a jungle, a nature red in tooth and claw. " "Mentally and affectively," he writes, "we have remained hunters. At every moment, in thought and writing, there is a prey and a predator. And survival is a miracle. "Caustic, audacious and dazzlingly droll, Cool Memories V will be rewarding reading for anyone concerned with the debates about postmodernism and the current state of theory in the social sciences and humanities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745636597
ISBN-10: 0745636594
Format: Hardback
(205mm x 207mm x 14mm)
Pages: 132
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard taught at the University of Paris X (Nanterre) from 1966 to 1987. Among his works translated into English are Simulation and Simulacra, Fatal Strategies, Seduction, America, Cool Memories I-IV, The Illusion of the End and The Spirit of Terrorism.

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