Anselm Jappe: Guy Debord translated into English by Donald Nicholson-Smith with assistance from the author (University of California Press ). Anselm Jappe offers a powerful corrective to the continual attempts to incorporate Debord’s theoretical work into “French theory.” Jappe’s focus. Anselm Jappe • Translator: Donald Nicholson-Smith This is the first and best intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International .

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Jappe’s book is true to its subject, above all, because it reads Debord, and helps us read him, with that future in mind.

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Only sometimes writing has to reconcile itself to the idea that its time of instrumentality—its time as a weapon—lies a little in the future. History of Western Philosophy.

Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary Peter Marshall The picture of Godwin that emerges is one of a complex man and a subtle and revolutionary thinker, one whose influence was far greater than is debird assumed. In his writings, he has attempted to revive critical theory through a new interpretation of the work of Karl Marx. Guy Debord has been translated into many languages. Kenneth rated it really liked it Oct 12, Len Bracken – Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days Nappe will my order arrive?


The Debord-Rousseau comparison is inescapable, I think, even down to the confidence with which right-thinking commentators go on trying to reduce the politics of both to personal deficiency, thinking that doing so will lay the politics finally to rest.

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David Roberts – – Thesis Eleven 75 1: Click here to sign up for the City Lights Newsletter! He is the author of several works of critical theory. Second, what does it mean that this, the only political writing of our time — the only such writing to have a chance of surviving its circumstances, I believe, the writing that will be seen by future ages to have kept the possibility of politics alive — issued from a situation so thoroughly at odds with the century, or with most of the terms in which the century chose to present itself?


His advisor was Mario Permiola.

Guy Debord by Anselm Jappe

One might continue in this fashion all the way down to former Situationist T. Classics of the Ancient World. Sign in Create an account. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new nappe book. Dec 01, FotisK rated it really liked it. Anna rated it really liked it Feb 20, Jappe also discusses Debord’s films, which are largely inaccessible at present.

Part II, which is kappe longest section, deals with Situationist practice, the events of May which justified and vindicated their earlier pronouncements — in which large segments of Parisian society simply went on a wildcat strike devoted This PM Press reprint edition benefits from a new author’s preface and a bibliographical update.

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Anselm Jappe

Retrieved from ” https: Do they not lead us inevitably back to a Rousseau-and-Lukacs realm of transparency and face-to-faceness, and therefore usher in a politics of purity and purging to match? Fiction from Around the World.

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