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Surfing the Zeitgeist By Gilbert Adair

Surfing the Zeitgeist
by Gilbert Adair

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A collection of essays on subjects as various as postmodernism and pop music, AIDS and art movies, Tintin and the Titanic that reflect the most significant fragments of our cultural agenda.
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Surfing the Zeitgeist by Gilbert Adair

"Surfing the Zeitgeist" is a collection of essays by Britain's preeminent post-modernist. Confronted with a world in which too much is changing too fast, the attitude of most British critics is simply to ignore the fact that today's culture is in a state of constant ebullience and continue turning out, or churning out, week after week, month after month, the kind of article, a complacent conflation of artistic impressions, that could have been written thirty, fifty or a hundred years ago. Gilbert Adair is a critic with a difference. Witty, perspicacious and in love with language, he is prepared to engage with the multifarious realities of our culture - culture in the least restricted sense of the word. He is prepared to embrace them, if not unconditionally, then at least without encumbering hinself with any twinges of nostalgia for the past's redundant credos and repertories. The essays which make up this collection - on subjects as various as postmodernism and pop music, AIDS and art movies, Tintin and the Titanic - thus constitute a uniquely stimulating record of the nineties and, like the cool, glinting surfaces of a Calder mobile, reflect the most significant fragments of our cultural agenda.

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About Gilbert Adair


Gilbert Adair has published novels, essays, translations, children's books and poetry. He has also written screenplays, including The Dreamers from his own novel for Bernardo Bertolucci.

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GOR002006297
Surfing the Zeitgeist by Gilbert Adair
Gilbert Adair
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1997-08-18
272
0571179916
9780571179916
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