La civilización del espectáculo / Mario Vargas Llosa

Author(s): Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
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Subjects: Civilization, Western--21st century
Civilization, Modern--21st century
Distraction (Philosophy)
Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936---Political and social views
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: Spanish
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1a. ed
Published: México, D.F. : Alfaguara , c2012
LC Classification: C, CB
Physical Description: 226 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: ISBN: 6071117666
ISBN: 9786071117663
Summary: The author puts forth a hard and somber interpretation of our times. Our civilization has turned into entertainment, gossip, enjoyment, and has adopted a carefree, devil-may-care attitude, ignoring what is happening as long as it has its fix of soccer, bull fighting, baseball, cheap entertainment, talk shows, irresponsible yellow journalism, and exploitation of the poor. The idea is: have fun, keep boredom at bay, and avoid what bothers, worries and anguishes us. In fact modern culture makes it a social mandate
OCLC Number: 794592525
ISBN/ISSN: 6071117666