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Gérard Deledalle and Denis Huisman (eds), Les philosophes français d’aujourd’hui par eux-mêmes: autobiographie de la philosophie française contemporaine, 1963 (table of contents)

Given the interest in the collection Gérard Deledalle and Denis Huisman (eds), Les philosophes français d’aujourd’hui par eux-mêmes: autobiographie de la philosophie française contemporaine, 1963, which I mentioned in the previous post, from which the Lefebvre piece at the Verso blog … Continue reading

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“I am not a good Communist” – Henri Lefebvre’s Autobiography from 1957, translated by David Fernbach at the Verso blog

“I am not a good Communist” – Henri Lefebvre’s Autobiography from 1957, translated by David Fernbach at the Verso blog Thanks to Adam David Morton for the alert to this. The original was in a collection of autobiographical sketches by … Continue reading

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Foucault’s seminars at the Collège de France – a list of their pre-announced titles

All of Foucault’s lecture courses at the Collège de France have been published and translated into English. Thirteen courses were delivered over a fourteen-year period from 1970-84 – Foucault took 1976-77 as a sabbatical year. Much less is known about … Continue reading

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Daniel Bertrand Monk and Michael Sorkin (eds.), Between Catastrophe and Revolution: Essays in Honor of Mike Davis – OR Books, 2021

Daniel Bertrand Monk and Michael Sorkin (eds.), Between Catastrophe and Revolution: Essays in Honor of Mike Davis – OR Books, 2021 It is all worse than we think. It is even worse than Mike Davis, for whom “every day is … Continue reading

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Alexander Vasudevan, The Autonomous City: A History of Urban Squatting – Verso, new edition, January 2023

Alexander Vasudevan, The Autonomous City: A History of Urban Squatting – Verso, new edition, January 2023 The Autonomous City is the first popular history of squatting as practised in Europe and North America. Alex Vasudevan retraces the struggle for housing in Amsterdam, … Continue reading

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Georges Dumézil’s Mythe et épopée series and its partial English translations

Towards the end of his career, Georges Dumézil began to produce some works summarising the results of his decades of research. The most important was the Mythe et épopée series published by Gallimard in three volumes in 1968, 1971 and 1973.  Each … Continue reading

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Books received – Leroi-Gourhan, Robertson, Allmer, Thompson, Gadoffre, Braudel, Gamsby

A few second-hand books, along with Ritchie Robertson’s Friedrich Nietzsche, Patricia Allmer, René Magritte and Patrick Gamsby, Henri Lefebvre, Boredom, and Everyday Life, in recompense for review work.

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Émile Benveniste, Problems in General Linguistics, Expanded Edition – HAU Books, August 2021 [now listed as February 2023]

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Émile Benveniste, Problems in General Linguistics, Expanded Edition – HAU Books, distributed by University of Chicago Press, August 2021 [now listed as February 2023] First published fifty years ago, Émile Benveniste’s two-volume?Problèmes de linguistique générale…

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Daniel Hartley, Marxism Literary Criticism: An Introductory Reading Guide

Daniel Hartley, Marxism Literary Criticism: An Introductory Reading Guide English at historicalmaterialism.org; French at Revue Période Marxist literary criticism investigates literature’s role in the class struggle. The best general introductions in English remain Terry Eagleton’s Marxism and Literary Criticism (Routledge, 2002 [1976]) … Continue reading

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Paolo Virno, The Idea of World: Public Intellect and Use of Life, translated by Lorenzo Chiesa – Seagull Books, September 2022

Paolo Virno, The Idea of World: Public Intellect and Use of Life, translated by Lorenzo Chiesa – Seagull Books, September 2022 A philosophical exploration of what capitalistic societies truly mean for the individual. A short vade mecum for unrepentant materialism, The Idea of World collects … Continue reading

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