Panegyric

Panegyric

Paperback Radical Thinkers

By (author) Guy Debord

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  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 9 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844673537
  • ISBN 13: 9781844673537
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 287,254

Product description

Guy Debord's silver-tongue-in-cheek autobiography mixes precision and pastiche in a whirlwind account of philosophy, exploit, and inebriation. From the stark professions of Volume I to the illustrated sequences of Volume 2, Panegyric confronts us with a figure who strategically, demonically tried to wrest life from the disabling modern 'spectacle.'

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Author information

Guy Debord was born in 1931 in Paris. From 1958 to 1969 he edited the journal Internationale situationniste and published The Society of the Spectacle in 1967. Among his other works are Comments on the Society of the Spectacle (1988, published in English by Verso in 1990). He committed suicide on 30 November 1994.

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"A philosopher whose scathing pen has never been so sharp." San Francisco Chronicle"