That very fine press, Reaktion Books, have just released Andrew Merrifield's Guy Debord in their Critical Lives series. I'm looking forward to this one. The best book I've read on the SI's head honcho? That would have to be Anselm Jappe's Guy Debord. Andrew Hussey's rather plodding The Game of War is to be avoided. I would still judge Sadie Plant's The Most Radical Gesture: Situationist International in a Postmodern Age to be very well done, despite the inevitable charges of acedemic recuperation that were, of course, levelled at it.

(Interesting piece, that 3:AM linked to a wee while back How Does One Become Guy Debord? [from Historical Materialism Volume 13, Number 1, 2005].)

Readers Comments

  1. Just came across this. I'm an admirer of Debord who forgot about him for awhile but have lately been re-reading his cultural analysis with regards to current events. Perhaps he would not have approved of my own ideosyncratic usage, but I'd like to forward it along for your thoughts and those of others.

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