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Raoul Vaneigem (1934 - )

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The Revolution of Everyday Life (1967) - Raoul Vaneigem [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

“ The adventure of the arts (painting, sculpture, poetry, literature, music) passes in its decline through three essential phases: a phase of self-liquidation (Malevich’s “white square”, Matt/Duchamp’s urinal re-baptized “Fountain”, Dadaist word-collages, Finnegan’s Wake, certain compositions of Varese); a phase of self-parody (Satie, Picabia, Duchamp); and a phase of self transcendence, exemplified in the directly lived poetry of revolutionary moments, in theory as it takes hold of the masses………..”


Raoul Vaneigem (born 1934) is a Belgian writer and philosopher. He was born in Lessines (Hainaut, Belgium). After studying romance philology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles from 1952 to 1956, he participated in the Situationist International from 1961 to 1970. He also authored a book under the name of Ratgeb. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raoul_Vaneigem [Apr 2005]

The Revolution of Everyday Life (1967) - Raoul Vaneigem

Book Description
Finally, back in print again, the essential handbook for all of us still alienated by modern capitalism. Together with Debord, Vaneigem was the main theorist of situationist ideas. He has the added benefit of being eminently more readable! An incredible work, more potent now than ever. "We have a world of pleasures to win, and nothing to lose but boredom.......You want to fuck around with us? Not for long."

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