Auteur: Lefebvre, Henri
Titel: Introduction To Modernity
Sub titel: Twelve Preludes September 1959-May 1961
One of Lefebvre's greatest works, this was originally published in 1962, and appears in English for the first time. Through twelve 'preludes', Lefebvre interweaves a range of recurrent themes: irony as a critical tool, utopianism, nature and culture, the Stalinization of Marxism, the alienation of everyday life, the cybernetic society...What gradually emerges is not only a sense of original concepts about humanity and culture, but an extraordinary invocation of the complexity of social contradictions. With dazzling skill, Lefebvre moves from philosophy to sociology, from literature to history, to present a profound analysis of the social, political and cultural forces at work in France and the world in the aftermath of Stalin's death - an analysis in which the contours of our own 'postmodernity' appear with startling clarity - and upon which Guy Debord would draw heavily upon, only a few years later.
1995, 400 pag., Euro 20,9
Verso, London, ISBN 1859840566
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