The Society of the Spectacle

The Society of the Spectacle

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Literary Nonfiction. Politics. Critical Theory. Art. Translated from the French and annotated by Ken Knabb. Guy Debord (1931-1994) was the founder and most influential member of the Situationist International, the notorious avant- garde group that helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in France. THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE, originally published in Paris in 1967, has been translated into more than twenty other languages and is arguably the most important radical book of the twentieth century. This is the first edition in any language to include extensive annotations, clarifying the historical allusions and revealing the sources of Debord's "détournements."

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The Situationist book that helped inspire the May 1968 revolt in France. Arguably the most influential book of radical theory in the last fifty years. This new translation by Ken Knabb is the only edition to include extensive annotations, clarifying the sources, references and allusions in this very pithy and complex work.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Bureau of Public Secrets, 2014
ISBN: 0939682060
Branch Call Number: 302 DEB 2014
Characteristics: vi, 150 pages ; 19 cm


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