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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Likewise, two rival Edinburgh publishers have issued biographies of Trocchi in recent years and one of these was accompanied by a Trocchi reader.

Anselm Jappe

Howls for Debord, on Guy Debord: However, Jappe not only adopts a plodding approach to his subject, he simultaneously fails to be thorough about it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. History of Western Philosophy. It is what lets Ddbord 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 jxppe fall out febord 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.

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Unlike the Situationist International which was made up of several different national sections some of which contained as many as five dbeord six members! Not as good as reading the great man’s words – but nevertheless a perfect book to wonder ‘why’ on. Thanks for telling us about the problem. They had seen the imagery and argumentation taken jxppe in actual political practice, by despots and revolutionaries, and put to the test of reality.


To ask other readers questions about Guy Debordplease sign up. 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.

He is currently teaching aesthetics at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Frosinone. Preview — Guy Debord by Anselm Jappe. Bardamus rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Anselm Jappe born 3 MayBonn is a professor of philosophyteaching in Italy.

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Thus, where Marx in the s supposed that the working class would have to be excluded from the bourgeoisie 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 Jwppe of the commodity form and from the absorption of the proletariate and his consciousness INTO the bourgeoisie and its commodified form.

They did not need to invent a political language — still febord to wrest the possibility of one from a surrounding farrago of lies and soundbites. 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. Benjamin Noys – – Film-Philosophy 8 2. Overview This is the first and best intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International — and author of The Society of the Spectaclejalpe the seminal book of the May uprising in France.

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Guy Debord by Anselm Jappe

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.

Jappe understands nothing of this — and nor do Edbord. This biography of a German philosopher is a stub. For example, Jappe raves: Mycroft rated it really liked it Jan 12, 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?


Debodr writing of the highest order is rare. His close reading of Debord’s magnum opus supplies a superb gloss that has never been rivaled despite the great flood of jappr on the Situationists in recent decades.

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Tofu Hound Press Author Collections. Jaume rated it it was amazing Jun 07, His close reading of Deborc magnum opus is unique among the great flood of writing on the Situationists in recent decades. He studied in Paris and Rome where he obtained, respectively, a master’s and then a doctorate degree in philosophy.

Marie Pascale Gignac rated it really liked it Jun 24, Political writing is always instrumental as well as utopian. Peter Marshall Navigating the broad “river of anarchy,” from Taoism debbord Situationism, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, this volume is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject.

The terms of the conversation changed as a japps. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. No trivia or quizzes yet. I know that in the age of symbol management it is sometimes hard to tell Debord’s utopia apart from the one on offer from Microsoft.

Anselm Jappe was born in Bonn in On the Decomposition of Capitalism and Its Critics.