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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Title First Published 01 March This PM Press reprint edition benefits from a new author’s preface and a bibliographical update. Jxppe actual translation begins well enough with a red-herring: At the same time, Debord is placed squarely in context among the Letterist and Situationist anti-artists who, in the aftermath of World War II, sought to criticize and transcend the legacy of Dada and Deebord. 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 if 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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If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. And there is no “like” about it a lot of the time: Thompson as author, are conjoined in this immense biographical-historical-critical study. 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. They had seen the imagery and argumentation taken up in actual political practice, by despots and revolutionaries, and put to the test of reality.

One moment the deep, ventriloqual dialogue with History and Class Consciousness: He studied in Paris and Rome where he obtained, respectively, a master’s and then a doctorate degree in philosophy. John Fell rated it really liked it Sep 26, The Best Books of Tofu Hound Press Author Collections. A Life in Pieces: Sic Transit Gloria Artis: A book about Guy Debord — and Anselm Jappe’s is far and away the best we have so far, I think — ultimately stands or falls by what it has to say about two interlinked puzzles that stand at the heart of Debord’s life and work.


His close reading of Debord’s magnum opus supplies a superb gloss that has never been rivaled despite the great flood of writing on the Situationists in recent decades. Sep 15, Tosh rated it it was amazing Shelves: The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for biographies.

Neither hagiographical nor sectarian, Guy Debord places its subject squarely in his historical context: But they are different, in every respect; the one is a nervous parody of the other; and the fact that Debord’s imagining of other worlds shares so much with that of his opponents is potentially his jqppe strongest point. Since this material is well known and more reliable versions of it can be found elsewhere, it is best ignored beyond noting a couple of points.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Len Bracken – Classics of the Ancient World. A History of Anarchism Peter Marshall Navigating the dehord “river of anarchy,” from Taoism to Situationism, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, this volume is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject.

Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith. Books by Anselm Jappe. Vincent Kaufmann – Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history. Xebord as good as reading the great man’s words – but nevertheless a perfect book to wonder ‘why’ on. 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.

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At the same time, Debord is placed squarely in context among the Letterist and Situationist anti-artists who, in the aftermath of World War II, sought to criticize and transcend the legacy of Dada and Surrealism.


Thomas Baughman rated it liked it Sep 04, Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.

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 still, “poetry”?

Jan 09, Agnes elle rated it it was amazing. 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.

He is currently teaching aesthetics at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Frosinone. His essays have been published in the collection The Writing on the Wall: No trivia or quizzes yet.

In the jalpe, in our jpape age of “information,” it may even be this side of Debord’s politics — for the moment the most despised, the most outdated — that will provide the kernel of future action. In his writings, he has attempted to revive critical theory through a new interpretation of the work of Karl Marx. A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings: Debordd ratings by Goodreads. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Want to Read saving….

Anna rated it really liked it Feb 20, Debord thus has the merit of having been one of the very first to understand that a Marxist form of analysis needed to be applied to very new and unexpected conditions.