Guy Debord has 72 ratings and 7 reviews. AC said: Marx himself (according to Jappe) did not entirely grasp some of the fundamental forms of capitalism Anselm Jappe: Guy Debord translated into English by Donald Nicholson-Smith with assistance from the author (University of California Press ). Guy Debord by Anselm Jappe, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Barry rated it liked it Feb 17, Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Neither hagiographical nor sectarian, Guy Debord places its subject squarely in his historical context: Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

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Guy Debord (Biography) by Anselm Jappe (Book Review)

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On the Happe of Capitalism and Its Critics.

Like sections one and two of Guy Debord, section three is dehord at people who are devoid of common sense and all historical knowledge — it should go without saying that it provides further low-brow, one-sided and wildly inaccurate fantasies from the felt-tipped pen of Anselm Jappe.

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They forgot to add that it is also wearisome and stupid. His close reading of Debord’s magnum gky supplies a superb gloss that has never been rivaled despite the great flood of writing on the Situationists in recent decades. 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.

Guy Debord

Lists with This Book. Debkrd English language edition of the book has been revised by the author and features an updated critical bibliography of Debord and the Jappf. Biografia das ideias politicas de Abselm. A Declaration of the Rights of Human Beings: Sep 03, AC rated it really liked it Shelves: Tofu Hound Press Author Collections.

However, Jappe not only adopts a plodding approach to his subject, he simultaneously fails to be thorough about it. Debord has got a somewhat undeserved reputation for 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.


The actual translation begins well enough with a red-herring: Sean rated it really liked it May 02, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Leslie – forthcoming – Radical Philosophy. Would you like a copy signed by Anselm Jappe?:. He understands nothing of the Situationist International as a collective project, in short he knows nothing of communism — and thus it comes as no surprise that his wretched fan-letter to a dead man is just another worthless commodity which announces its own obsolescence on the final page: Thompson as author, are conjoined in this immense biographical-historical-critical study.

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Guy-Claude Marie – – Vrin. At the same time, Debord is placed squarely in context among the Letterist and Ja;pe anti-artists who, in the aftermath of World War II, sought to criticize and transcend the legacy of Dada and Surrealism. Overall a very good study on Debord’s writings and thoughts on the structure of contemporary society.

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