The Barbarians

The Barbarians

An Essay on the Mutation of Culture

Book - 2013
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From one of Italy's most respected literary voices, a manifesto on the state of global culture and how connectivity is changing the way we experience it. For the gatekeepers of traditional high culture, the rise of young ambitious outsiders has indeed seemed like nothing short of a barbarian invasion. In this concise and powerful manifesto, Alessandro Baricco explores a handful of realms that have been "plundered"-wine, soccer, music, and books-and extrapolates that it is not a case of old values against new but a widespread mutation that we are all part of, leading toward a different way of having experiences and creating meaning.
Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2013
ISBN: 9780847842919
0847842916
Characteristics: xi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-

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