Fragments: Cool Memories III, 1990-1995

Fragments Cool Memories III This third book in the Cool Memories series is culled from Baudrillard s notebooks in the period when he was composing The Illusion of the End and The Perfect Crime In it he resumes his investigation

  • Title: Fragments: Cool Memories III, 1990-1995
  • Author: Jean Baudrillard Emily Agar
  • ISBN: 9781844675739
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • This third book in the Cool Memories series is culled from Baudrillard s notebooks in the period when he was composing The Illusion of the End and The Perfect Crime In it, he resumes his investigation of the meta metaphysics of objects Like its predecessors, the book is a work of brief meditations, of poetic musings in a word, of fragments.

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    1. "Il mondo, in fondo, è un meraviglioso reportage visivo – è il commento a essere insopportabile." (p. 40)"Non è l’illusione che dissimula la realtà. È la realtà che dissimula il fatto che non c’è." (p. 87)

    2. The current top review says "this is like what'd happen is baudrillard had a blog", and I feel like that's a fairly accurate description. Or maybe more like a mix of Tumblr and Twitter. There are definitely some sentences that feel a little bit like dril before dril (Bau-dril-lard?). Lots of incomplete thoughts that don't necessary make sense or go anywhere.At the same time, there's something truly touching about this book. If you read between the lines, you see someone haunted by recurring fear [...]

    3. This volume is particularly fascinating if you have read Baudrillard's other texts. A lot of the writing flirts with the poetic and metaphorical in an extemporization of his innermost drives and cognizance. Baudrillard once said that he viewed his work as a form of poetry, not theory, and this volume attests to that proclamation.

    4. I was in Shakespeare And Company bookshop in Paris on the 10th of November 2012 when I bought this book. I had been wandering/wondering around Paris for hours, and, in a fit of malaise and ennui (the type that only Paris in the rain can cause a lonely and starving literature student to be in), I turned to seek solace in a bookshop. Bookshops have always held a prized place to me. They have a soporific effect, acting as a talisman or a charm to ward of depression and fear and nausea. A bookshop i [...]

    5. eh this was mediocre. there were a couple interesting (less frequently, profound) fragments in this, but much of it would have been better off left to obscurity in his notebooks, rather than offered as anything substantial. And of course Baudrillard tends to be kind of a misogynist, in the most obnoxiously academic way not particularly of interest unless your interest is reading all of baudrillard. good for bathroom reading though, i guess

    6. These aphorisms wish to appear as though they are shocking. They succeed in being mildly naughty, like a child with sticky fingers smearing jam on a sofa.

    7. Quick, easy little musings from Baudrillard on a variety of topics germane to the (post-)modern life. The fragments cover mostly ideas of the political / social spheres, technology, semiotics, and postmodernism.Baudrillard's style comes across clearly in this book: he has a tendency to make sweeping, grand statements about modernity, with a notion that things are now somehow irrevocably changed or divorced from reality (his notion of "hyperreality"). He seems to really believe this notion that t [...]

    8. This book irritated me so that I didn’t even apply to it my 50 pages test, and stopped reading it after about 25 pages. Not only that I share none of Baudrillard's views whether on political or personal matters, but I cannot stand the mode of his expression either. His voice is pretentiously convoluted and opaque, and yet the messages are often either trite or overly generalized, such as - animals are superior to humans in every way. Huh?

    9. Often works well as poetry prompts, though I found several societal critiques to be a bit facile. Can't help but seem dated, but a lot of intellectual horsepower behind even the most dashed-off thoughts.

    10. This is what a philosopher's tumblr would have sounded like in the nineties. Ok, I'm exaggerating. There are good things and less good things.

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