Rarely do words convey such urgency as on a page by Baudrillard. * Los Angeles Times * Prophet of the apocalypse, hysterical lyricist of panic, obsessive recounter of the desolation of the postmodern scene and the hottest property on the New York intellectual circuit. * Guardian * The most important French thinker of the past twenty years. -- J.G. Ballard A sharp-shooting lone ranger of the post-Marxist left. * New York Times *
Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Universit de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007.