Guy Debord

by Anselm Jappe
Guy Debord
  • ISBN-13: 9781629634494
  • Author(s): Anselm Jappe
  • Foreword by: T. J. Clark
  • Translated by: Donald Nicholson-Smith
  • Subject: Biography: literary
  • Publisher: Pm Press
  • Imprint: Pm Press
  • Publication Date: 19-04-2018
  • Format: p/b

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This is the first and best intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International (1957-1972) and author of The Society of the Spectacle, perhaps the seminal book of the May 1968 uprising in France. Anselm Jappe offers a powerful corrective to the continual attempts to incorporate Debord's theoretical work into French theory. Jappe focuses, to the contrary, on Debord's debt to the Hegelian-Marxist tradition, to Karl Korsch and Georg Lukacs, and more generally to left-Marxist currents of council communism.
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This is the first and best intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International (1957-1972) and author of The Society of the Spectacle, perhaps the seminal book of the May 1968 uprising in France. Anselm Jappe offers a powerful corrective to the continual attempts to incorporate Debord's theoretical work into French theory. Jappe focuses, to the contrary, on Debord's debt to the Hegelian-Marxist tradition, to Karl Korsch and Georg Lukacs, and more generally to left-Marxist currents of council communism.

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