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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They forgot to add that it is also wearisome and stupid. Revolution and Counterrevolution George Katsiaficas This book brings to life social movements of the s, a period of world-historical struggles.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Leslie – forthcoming – Radical Philosophy. What could Debord possibly have meant by the notions brought on in his writing to represent representation’s opposite — “lived experience,” for instance, or “imagination,” or, worse eebord, “poetry”?

They did not live in the midst of a terrible, interminable contest over how to best debauch and eviscerate the last memory — the last trace — of political aspiration. But the fact that both my points of comparison come from the late eighteenth century only puts the Debord puzzle in sharper relief.

Anselm Jappe

Debord has got a somewhat undeserved reputation japp having an impenetrable and complex writing style—a myth which Jappe goes a long way towards refuting by examining the major concepts in Society of the Spectacle and other works, and putting them in the context of a wider historical basis and in terms of the SI as a whole.


Jaume rated it it was amazing Jun 07, They did not need to invent a political language — still less to wrest the possibility of one from a surrounding farrago of lies and soundbites. Click here to sign up for the City Lights Newsletter!

Political writing of the highest order is rare. I know that in the age of symbol management debprd is sometimes hard to tell Debord’s utopia apart from the one on offer from Microsoft. As a young man he was a member of the Situationist International in Paris and a comrade-in-arms of Guy Debord’s. Dec 01, FotisK rated it really liked it. For no one was better, over the whole stretches of his life, at making himself enough of a community for the purposes of the moment; and jappe that community had nothing to do with the “political” culture of Sartre, Garaudy, and de Gaulle, then so much the better.

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Debord’s is no exception. Sharon rated it really liked it Mar 16, He was thus a transitional and seminal figure. Jan 09, Agnes elle rated it it was amazing. Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary Peter Marshall The picture of Godwin that emerges is one of a complex man dsbord a subtle and revolutionary thinker, one whose influence was far greater than is usually assumed. I’d be inclined to say great writing. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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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 usually assumed.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For example, Jappe raves: The process was meant to be seen, and interrupted. Clark, from the Foreword. His advisor was Mario Permiola.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.