The Unnamable Present

Author(s): Roberto Calasso

Critical Thinking

Tourists, terrorists, secularists, hackers, fundamentalists, transhumanists, algorithmicians- in this book Roberto Calasso considers the tribes that inhabit and inform the world today. A world that feels more elusive than ever before.

Yet once contrasted with the period between 1933 and 1945, when the world made a partially successful attempt at self-annihilation, the new millennium begins to take on an unprecedented form. What emerges is something illusory, ever-shifting and occasionally murderous- the unnamable present.

This book, the ninth part of a work in progress, is a meditation on the obscure and ubiquitous process of transformation happening in societies today, where distant echoes of Auden's The Age of Anxiety give way to something altogether more unsettling.

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General Fields

  • : 9780241344637
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Allen Lane
  • : March 2019
  • : 2.3 Centimeters X 16.2 Centimeters X 24 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 854.92
  • : 208
  • : Roberto Calasso
  • : Paperback