Notes on the Death of Culture

Notes on the Death of Culture

A provocative essay collection that finds the Nobel laureate taking on the decline of intellectual life

In the past, culture was a kind of vital consciousness that constantly rejuvenated and revivified everyday reality. Now it is largely a mechanism of distraction and entertainment. Notes on the Death of Culture is an examination and indictment of this transformation—penned by none other than Mario Vargas Llosa, who is not only one of our finest novelists but one… (more)

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Too often, “Notes on the Death of Culture” is a catch-all bucket list of musings badly stitched together, some before, some after this or that decisive historic event, frequently reaching beyond the expertise or even experience of this great novelist, failed presidential candidate and (here at least) unimpressive essayist.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 11, 2015)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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