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Fragments: Cool Memories III, 1990-1995

Disturbing and vivid meditations on the meanings of objects and sensations.
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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Other books by Jean Baudrillard Translated by Emily Agar

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    Cool Memories

    Cool Memories is the other side of America, the disillusioned side, presented in the form of a diary, though not in the classical sense.