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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George-Icaros Babassakis rated it really liked it Jul 25, The Best Books of However, Jappe not only adopts a plodding approach to his subject, he simultaneously fails to be thorough about it. You are now reading. Debord’s is no exception. Anselm Jappe offers a powerful corrective to the continual attempts to incorporate Debord’s theoretical work into “French theory.
The Rousseau of jappw Discourses would be one, Burke in the Reflections another. Thompson as author, are conjoined in this immense biographical-historical-critical study. Dec 01, FotisK rated it really liked it.
Would you like a copy signed by Anselm Jappe?:. Jappe wants to promote and defend Debord as a great man. On the Sovereignty of Life as Surpassing the Rights of Man, Second Edition Raoul Vaneigem Sometimes playful or poetic, always provocative, Raoul Vaneigem offers debrod rights with commentary, written in the highest idiom of subversive utopianism.
Sign in Create an account. Not necessarily, is Jappe’s answer. This PM Press reprint edition benefits from a new author’s preface and a bibliographical dsbord.
Foreword to Anselm Jappe’s bio of Guy Debord
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Click here for one-page information sheet on this product. Thus, where Marx in the s supposed that the working class would have to be excluded from the nappe and that the crisis of capitalism would arise from the shortcomings of the commodity form, by the s it appeared that crisis had come instead from the total VICTORY of the commodity form and from the absorption of the proletariate and his consciousness INTO the bourgeoisie and its commodified form.
It is what lets The Society of the Spectacle go on haunting the non-world of cyberspace — until the moment, which is surely not far off, when the bourgeoisie begins to fall out of love with the speed-up of the last two decades, and no longer gets higher and higher on the details the gadgetry of its own proletarianization.
This page was last edited on 17 Januaryat Howls for Debord, on Guy Debord: Biografia das ideias politicas de Debord. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sic Transit Gloria Artis: That never quite seems to happen. University of California Press Bardamus rated it it was amazing Oct 08, For example, an ongoing interest in Alexander Trocchi who died fifteen year ago quite unrelated to his membership of the SI, is evident from the fact that new editions of both his literary and his pornographic novels continue to appear in English.
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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. Guy Debord translated into English by Donald Nicholson-Smith with assistance from the author University of California Press The situationists declared somewhere that boredom was counter-revolutionary.
Political writing of the highest order is rare. Sharon rated it really liked it Mar 16, 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. For Burke and Rousseau were working with a political imagery and argumentation already formed and enriched by many others, in a iappe half-century’s conversation.
But the fact that both my points of comparison come from the late eighteenth century only puts the Debord puzzle in sharper relief.
Gene Ray – – Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 23 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.
Jappe’s book is true to its subject, above all, because it reads Debord, and helps us read him, with that future in mind. His advisor was Mario Permiola. The book offers a lively, critical, and unusually reliable account of Debord’s “last avant-garde” on its way from radical bohemianism to revolutionary theory.