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Book Title: Considerations on the Assassination of Gérard Lebovici|
Date of issue: January 24th 2002
ISBN 13: 9780966234626
The author of the book: Guy Debord
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 961 KB
Edition: Tam Tam Press
Read full description of the books Considerations on the Assassination of Gérard Lebovici:Cultural Writing. Translated and with an introduction by Robert Greene. In 1984, French film producer Gerard Lebovici was found dead in his car, the victim of an apparent assassination. An immediate media frenzy ensued, with much of it surrounding Lebovici's close friendship with Guy Debord, one of the founders of the Situationist International, and a highly controversial public figure. In this book, Debord offers his in-depth analysis on the still unsolved crime, as well as a scathing critique of the mass news media. "A...nice touch is where he mentions that he actually has no higher opinion of the consumers of the media that he does of the disseminators of it"-Richard Hell. It is "a fascinating document...passionate Dubord, sometimes self-aggrandizing, sometimes reflective, and always illuminating"-Sadie Plant.
Read information about the authorGuy Ernest Debord was a French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International. In broad terms, Debord's theories attempted to account for the spiritually debilitating modernization of the private and public spheres of everyday life by economic forces during the post-WWII modernization of Europe. Alienation, Debord postulated, could be accounted for by the invasive forces of the 'spectacle' - "a social relation between people that is mediated by images." Central to this school of thought was the claim that alienation is more than an emotive description or an aspect of individual psychology; rather, it is a consequence of the mercantile form of social organization which has reached its climax in capitalism. Debord committed suicide, shooting himself in the heart at his property on November 30, 1994.
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