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The Situationist Times

“The Situationist Times was an international, English-language periodical created and edited by Jacqueline de Jong, of which six issues were published between 1962 and 1967. A radical compendium using such Situationist tactics as détournement and a printed form of dérive, … Continue reading

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Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless: How World War II Changed Cinema & Helped Create the French New Wave

Jean-Luc Godard during the filming of ‘Sympathy For the Devil’ (aka ‘One Plus One’), featuring the Rolling Stones. “Did World War II help create the French New Wave? In a roundabout way, yes, according to this video essay by Nerdwriter. … Continue reading

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Simone de Beauvoir, The Art of Fiction No. 35 (Spring-Summer 1965)

“Simone de Beauvoir had introduced me to Jean Genet and Jean-Paul Sartre, whom I had interviewed. But she hesitated about being interviewed herself: ‘Why should we talk about me? Don’t you think I’ve done enough in my three books of … Continue reading

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Mémoires – Asger Jorn/Guy Debord (Situationist International, 1959)

“Mémoires (Memories) is an artist’s book made by the Danish artist Asger Jorn in collaboration with the French artist and theorist Guy Debord. Printed in 1959, it is the second of two collaborative books by the two men whilst they … Continue reading

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Of Grammatology – Jacques Derrida (1967)

“Of Grammatology (French: De la grammatologie) is a 1967 book by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, in which the author discusses writers such as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Ferdinand de Saussure, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Étienne Condillac, Louis Hjelmslev, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Roman … Continue reading

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All Printing Is Political: Fredy Perlman and the Detroit Printing Co-op

Fredy Perlman, The Incoherence of the Intellectual, C. Wright Mills’ Struggle to Unite Knowledge and Action, Black & Red Press, Detroit, 1970 “Fredy Perlman (August 20, 1934 – July 26, 1985) was an American author, publisher, professor, and activist. His most popular work, … Continue reading

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The Revolutionary Humanism of Frantz Fanon

“The renewed protests against racism and police brutality over the last year have supplied a fresh impetus for thinking about the nature of capitalism, its relationship to racism, and the construction of alternatives to both. Few thinkers speak more directly … Continue reading

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Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism – Philippe Soupault (1963)

“Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism is a diminutive, stylish book that kicks off by appreciatively documenting a curiously seedy period of transition within the anti-rationalist French avant-garde: from Dada to Surrealism. Published by legendary City Lights in … Continue reading

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The People James Baldwin Knew

James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney in Paris, circa 1960. “This story is part of T’s Book Club, a series of articles and events dedicated to classic works of American literature. Click here to R.S.V.P. to a virtual conversation, led by … Continue reading

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Andrew Sarris – “Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962”

“Andrew Sarris, ‘who loved movies’ (as Roger Ebert described him), was long considered the ‘dean of American film critics.’ Reading the accounts and appreciations of him today, I was surprised to see how many people perpetuated the myth that Sarris … Continue reading

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