"The desert of the real"

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Did Poe use the phrase "the desert of the real" and if so what was it from and when did he use it? If poe never used it do you know who did?

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2002


As far as I know, the expression comes from an essay by Larry McCaffery in a 1990s book on cyberpunk. There is no connection to Poe, anyway.

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2002

I don't think that he really used it eather. Hey do you know anything about Poe because, I have a project to do. e-mail me if you find anything

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2002

The phrase "desert of the real" comes from "The Precession of Simulacra," an essay in Jean Baudrillard's book From Simulacra and Simulation. It is the book Neo used to hide his software in The Matrix and Morpheus uses the phrase in the movie as well.

-- Anonymous, December 22, 2002

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