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Zig zag : the politics of culture and vice versa

Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Publisher: New York : New Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Zig Zag is the definitive statement of Enzensberger's provocative worldview. In twenty extraordinary essays - some new and translated here for the first time, the rest chosen by Enzensberger himself from throughout his career - he makes an elegant case for open-mindedness in the face of the complexities of contemporary life."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Hans Magnus Enzensberger; Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Magnus Enzensberger
ISBN: 156584436X 9781565844360
OCLC Number: 40487910
Notes: Translated from the German.
Previously published articles.
Description: x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Second thoughts on consistency --
Two notes on the end of the world --
Time as pastry dough : a meditation on anachronism --
My fifty-year effort to discover America --
Las casas, or, A look back into the future --
Reluctant Eurocentrism : a political picture puzzle --
Europe in ruins --
Brussels or Europe? --
Billions of all countries, unite! --
Hitler walks again --
Pity the politicians : a conciliatory gesture --
The hero as demolished man --
The industrialization of the mind --
The aporias of the avant-garde --
Literature as institution, or, The aspirin effect --
In praise of the illiterate --
In defense of normality --
The zero medium, or, Why all complaints about television are pointless --
The street theater of rags : an obituary for fashion --
The future of luxury.
Other Titles: Zickzack.
Responsibility: Hans Magnus Enzensberger.
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"Zig Zag is the definitive statement of Enzensberger's provocative worldview. In twenty extraordinary essays - some new and translated here for the first time, the rest chosen by Enzensberger himself from throughout his career - he makes an elegant case for open-mindedness in the face of the complexities of contemporary life."--Jacket.

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