Mythomania: Tales of Our Times, From Apple to Isis (Paperback)
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Mythomania: Tales of Our Times, From Apple to Isis (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 03/08/2017
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Peter Conrad's exhilarating book exposes the absurdity and occasional insanity of our godforsaken, demon-haunted contemporary culture. Conrad casts his brilliant beam upon subjects from the Queen to the Kardashians, via Banksy, Nando's, vaping, the vogue of the cronut, the mushroom-like rise of Dubai, the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the growth of the Pacific garbage patch...

In Judge Judy, he shows us a matronly Roman goddess dispensing justice with a fly swatter. In the metamorphosis of Caitlyn Jenner from Olympic athlete and paterfamilias into idealized female form, he sees parallels to the deeds of the residents of Mount Olympus themselves. Finally, after surveying advances in biomedical engineering and artificial intelligence, he asks whether we might be on the brink of a post-human world.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500293546
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Conrad has vast erudition and a playful style ... he always has something interesting to say' - Guardian
'Magnificent ... Conrad's writing is fuelled by an amused purview and written with a playful wit' - Dublin Review of Books

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