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




NONFICTION / MEMOIR



Do Not Resuscitate
MAURICE SAATCHI















Maurice Saatchi has always been original. His latest book, Do Not Resuscitate, is surreal and insightful. It will certainly make you think.

–John Major







RELIGION / HISTORY



Resistance to Christianity
RAOUL VANEIGEM

















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

––Alastair J. Hemmens




ART / BIOGRAPHY



Lucas Samaras: A Life

MICHAEL SKAFIDAS

















A master of the self-portrait form.

––NEW YORK TIMES







RELIGION / ART



The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
HAL FOSTER

















One of the most skilfull critics at work today.

––Barry Schwabsky, THE NATION





CURRENT
HIGHLIGHTS




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






POETRY


Ruins

GABRIELE TINTI













The characters Gabriele Tinti draws from the Greek myths, the muses, the slaves, enable ‘the actor’ to inhabit the essential struggle of what it is to be human, like a Noh play, doomed to repetition and the transcendence gained from it, to be human under the burning sun, which both gives life and destroys...

—Marton Csokas





ERIS dialogues

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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