Author(s): Kraus Chris Ed
Jean Baudrillard meets Cookie Mueller in this gathering of French theory and American fiction published in the Foreign Agents and Native Agents series over the last 15 years.
Texts by Kathy Acker, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Shulamith Firestone, Eileen Myles, Tony Negri, Michelle Tea, Paul Virillio, and others attack questions of madness and capitalism, speed and subjectivity, global flows, and hyperreality. This collection of work presents models of radical subjectivity in theory and practice.
"... a fat document of cultural resistance, written by those who thought about it and those who lived it." Bay Guardian, San Francisco "Hatred of Capitalism proposes a certain kind of freedom, which may involve unlearning as much as learning, dying as much as living--and which is characterized by an enlarged and even exalted sense of the possible." Robert Gluck, Bookforum "Semiotext(e) has consistently probed the intersection points between high theory and art and life in America. Publishing both French theory and American first-person fiction, Semiotext(e) invents a new plateau of thought which is dizzyingly complex and deeply subjective. Their work is resolutely difficult, dense, exhilarating and defiant, at once responsible to the past and bravely forward looking." Avital Ronell "Semiotext(e) has for a generation been the leading edge of the most incendiary and exciting revolution in the West. Hatred of Capitalism dips into the very fertile archives of this magazine and its book publishing arm for some of the greatest examples of the Semiotext(e) charm, menace, play and triumph. I can't think of an anthology more important or more urgently necessary for these times." Rick Moody "Semiotext(e)'s strange tomorrow is our strange today." Joshua Clover, Village Voice "Slyly compiled, this anthology brings together fiction, narrative, philosophy, and critical theory without imposing a hierarchy among genres." ARTFORUM
Founded in 1974 as an independent, not-for-profit press, Semiotext(e) is largely credited with having introduced "French Theory" to America. Its influential series of small, black Foreign Agents volumes have featured original essays by Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Paul Virilio, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Luce Irigaray, Felix Guattari, and others. Semiotext(e) traces a distinct path between Europe and America, academe and the artworld, philosophy and art, and politics and the sciences.