Panegyric, Volume 1

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Verso, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 181 pages
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Panegyric is Debord's autobiography; here for the first time in English is the second volume, published together with the spare text of the first. A combination of poetry and precision, it tells of something even rarer; a life that refused to adjust to the dominant malignancies of its time.

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User Review  - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing

This is something of a biography, though not perhaps in an entirely conventional sense. I hadn't heard of Guy Debord before coming across this in a book shop, so I will briefly describe why he might ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve38 - LibraryThing

I'm a little bit wary of reviewing these volumes. Guy Debord gave very precise instructions about its translation from French into other languages. I read it in English without the certainty that ... Read full review

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Guy Debord was born in Paris in 1931 and committed suicide in 1994. A Marxist theorist, French writer, poet, filmmaker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Letterist International and Situationist International, Debord is best known as the leading theoretician of the situationist movement. His works translated into English include The Society of the Spectacle, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, and Panegyric.

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