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The Barbarians Written by Alessandro Baricco, Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
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The Barbarians: An Essay on the Mutation of Culture

Written by Alessandro Baricco, Translated by Stephen Sartarelli

  • January 7, 2014
  • eBook
  • Social Science - Sociology - Social Theory
  • Rizzoli Ex Libris
  • $13.99
  • $25.95
  • 978-0-8478-4296-4

About This Book

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.

About the Author

Alessandro Baricco is a writer, director, and performer whose work has been published all over the world. He has won the Prix Medicis Etranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio, and Palazzo al Bosco prizes in Italy.

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