NONFICTION / POLITICS


No Politics But Class Politics

WALTER BENN MICHAELS & ADOLPH REED JR.










Adolph Reed Jr. is the towering radical theorist of American democracy of his generation.

–Cornel West


Walter Benn Michaels is cunning, brilliant, acutely suggestive, often exhilarating to read.

–Eric Lott, TRANSITION







RELIGION / HISTORY


Resistance to Christianity
RAOUL VANEIGEM

















Nothing less than a complete historical account of the development of Christianity.

––Alastair J. Hemmens




ART / POETRY


Confessions

GABRIELE TINTI & ANDRES SERRANO
























RELIGION / ART


The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
HAL FOSTER

















One of the most skilfull critics at work today.

––Barry Schwabsky, THE NATION




ART / BIOGRAPHY


Lucas Samaras: A Life

MICHAEL SKAFIDAS

















A master of the self-portrait form.

––NEW YORK TIMES







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Mark


BIOGRAPHY / FICTION


Do Not Resuscitate
MAURICE SAATCHI

















An extraordinary book.

–The Times





FICTION


Book of Water

ANDREAS PHILIPPOPOULOS-MIHALOPOULOS













You don’t so much read The Book of Water, you float in it. These haunting little fictions heighten some senses while softening others, to an effect that is curiously hallucinatory. Never have words felt so liquid, or stories so cool and refreshing.

Robert Shearman







NONFICTION / QUOTATIONS


Only Too Much Is Enough

MICHAEL PEPPIATT














Peppiatt offers a window into the experiences and emotional intelligence of this great artist.

NEW STATESMAN

NONFICTION / PHILOSOPHY


Treason of the Intellectuals

JULIEN BENDA














Benda’s book is the great twentieth-century defense of intellectual integrity. It has become extraordinarily timely again at a moment when social criticism often routes itself through the particular loyalties of racial, religious, and national identity.

––David Bromwich




PHILOSOPHY / POLITICS


Where Are We Now?

GIORGIO AGAMBEN












Agamben is right that our rulers will use every opportunity to consolidate their power, especially in times of crisis. That coronavirus is being exploited to strengthen mass-surveillance infrastructure is no secret.

––Marco D’Eramo, NEW LEFT REVIEW





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NONFICTION/POLITICS


A Vision for Europe 2020

DAVID ADLER & ROSEMARY BECHLER & 
YANIS VAROUFAKIS











A book that gives hope and provides solutions to break the doom loop. A must-read for all citizens who do not want to abandon Europe to the neoliberals and the nationalists.

Thomas Picketty






NONFICTION/ART THEORY


On Depiction

AVIGDOR ARIKHA














Throughout his whole development I have never ceased to admire the acuteness of his vision and his faultless insight into the art of the past.

—Samuel Beckett




ART


I Declare a Permanent State of Happiness

KENNETH GOLDSMITH
















My entire poetic production is founded upon Wittgenstein’s later writings. Although it has sat on my shelf for decades, I never actually read the Tractatus. But I always loved the idea of it; I am a conceptual writer, after all.”

––Kenneth Goldsmith


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