The Culture of Lies: Antipolitical Essays / Edition 1 by Dubravka Ugresic, Dubravka Ugre | | 9780271018478 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Culture of Lies: Antipolitical Essays / Edition 1

The Culture of Lies: Antipolitical Essays / Edition 1

by Dubravka Ugresic, Dubravka Ugre
     
 

ISBN-10: 027101847X

ISBN-13: 9780271018478

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Penn State University Press

The Culture of Lies is one of the most intelligent and lucid accounts of an appalling episode in history. It shows us the banality and brutality of nationalism and the way that nationalistic ideology permeates every pore of life. Ugrešić's acerbic and penetrating essays cover everything from politics to daily routine, from public to private life.

Overview

The Culture of Lies is one of the most intelligent and lucid accounts of an appalling episode in history. It shows us the banality and brutality of nationalism and the way that nationalistic ideology permeates every pore of life. Ugrešić's acerbic and penetrating essays cover everything from politics to daily routine, from public to private life.

With a diverse and unusual perspective, she writes about memory, soap operas, the destruction of everyday life, kitsch, the conformity of intellectuals, propaganda and censorship, the strategies of human manipulation and the walls of Europe which, she argues, never really did fall.

Shot through with irony and sadness, satirical protest and bitter melancholy, The Culture of Lies is a gesture of intellectual resistance by a writer branded 'a traitor' and 'a witch’ in Croatia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271018478
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Post-Communist Cultural Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

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