RADICAL THINKERS Set 4
Verso continues the highly popular Radical Thinkers project with Set 4, bringing together the seminal texts of the world’s leading revolutionary thinkers.
These beautifully produced books, with a striking new design, present a history of progressive theory from the classic works of Adorno, Benjamin and Lukács through the famous studies of Althusser and Debord, to their modern successors.
Radical Thinkers set 4 is available to buy individually from all good bookshops, or as a full set for a discount price.
Theodor Adorno In Search of Wagner
Louis Althusser and Étienne Balibar Reading Capital
Walter Benjamin The Origin of German Tragic Drama
Guy Debord Panegyric
Terry Eagleton Walter Benjamin: Or, Towards a Revolutionary Criticism
Chantal Mouffe The Democratic Paradox
Gillian Rose Hegel Contra Sociology
Praise for the Radical Thinkers series:
“A golden treasury of theory”
Eric Banks, Bookforum
“Verso’s beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series, which brings together seminal works by leading left-wing intellectuals, is a sophisticated blend of theory and thought. The 12 authors whose writings are included in the series have worked tirelessly to expose the mechanisms by which culture and knowledge are manufactured, managed and controlled.”
Ziauddin Sardar, New Statesman
Highlights from the set include:
- The reissuing of both Terry Eagleton’s landmark study of Walter Benjamin, and Benjamin’s own study of German Tragedy.
- Adorno’s study of Wagner, Europe’s most controversial composer, written during his period in exile from the Third Reich, and published with a foreword by Slavoj Žižek.
- Simon Critchley confronts many key figures in Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity, including Derrida, Levinas and Lacan.
- Gillian Rose’s long unavailable work Hegel Contra Sociology.
- Louis Althusser and Etienne Balibar’s groundbreaking study of Marx, Reading Capital.
- Guy Debord’s fascinating autobiography.
To launch this new set, Verso will be running a giveaway competition. For the next two and a half weeks, one question will be posted on this blog per morning relating to a book in the series (watch for the twitter alert!). Each day, three copies of each book will be available to win; on the last day, one full set will be up for grabs.
Entrants must email their answers to enquiries AT verso.co.uk, with their names and the addresses to which the prize should be sent. The first three correct answers will win. The competition is only open to those outside of North America.
Watch for today’s first question!