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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Through the 1960s, France's international situationist movement advanced an influential aesthetic critique of capitalist society and called for an anarchic, spontaneous counterculture. With Panegyric ... Read full review

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Guy Debord has never been an easy guy to figure out, and the autobiographical letters he left behind, if anything, just make it harder to suss out his life. But they're certainly worth reading. 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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