RRREVOLUTION: A READER (2nd edition)

Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler
2015 (2012)


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Revolution: A Reader collects texts from across many cultures and times and organises them roughly along a chronology of living, from ‘beginning’ to ‘childhood’,‘education’, ‘adulthood’ and ‘death’. The book brings the embodied fact of revolution into the lived present by engaging readers with language that takes us there, no matter where we are to begin with. We are all in revolution, now. Reading can make this fact primary and conscious and shared. Heavily annotated throughout, the book is, quite literally, a conversation. The annotations, by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler – composed simultaneously and in response to one another – stitch a web of arguments that link the book into a single thing, a reader. The book also features a narrative bibliography of revolution by David Brazil.

Revolution: A Reader includes texts by Kathy Acker, Etel Adnan, Giorgio Agamben, Arakawa + Gins, Hannah Arendt, Dodie Bellamy, Hakim Bey, David Brazil, Edmund Burke, Thomas Carlyle, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Mahmoud Darwish, Guy Davenport, Angela Davis, Gilles Deleuze, Stacy Doris, Hal Draper, Frantz Fanon, Shulamith Firestone, M.F.K. Fisher, Michel Foucault, Charles Fourier, Mavis Gallant, Jean Genet, George Grosz, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alan Halsey, Donna Haraway, Harry Hay, William Hazlitt, Christopher Hill, Langston Hughes, Ivan Illich, The Invisible Committee, Calvin Johnson, J. Krishnamurti, Thomas Kuhn, Violette Leduc, Mina Loy, Lucretius, Asmaa Mahfouz, Agnes Martin, Marshall McLuhan, Louise Michel, Eileen Myles, Elena Poniatowska, Miguel Leòn-Portilla, Michel Ragon, Jacques Rancière, Kristin Ross, Edward Said, Saskia Sassen, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Situationist International, Valerie Solanas, Rebecca Spang, Gertrude Stein, Jalal Toufic, Edward John Trelawney, Flora Tristan, Oscar Tuazon, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar Wilde, Raymond Williams, Mary Wollstonecraft, George Woodcock..

Edited by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler
Designed by Roman Seban
Printed at CPI Bussière
Texts in English
Edition of 500
Softcover, 1156 pages. 17,5 × 20 cm
ISBN: 978-2-918252-38-2