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The Ideal of the Broken-Down: On the Neapolitan Approach to Things Technical (1926) By Alfred Sohn-Rethel

I know very little about the origin or original publication of this text, perhaps more about it will turn up with the Brill translation and republication of Sohn-Rethel’s major works. We know Sohn-Rethel spent some time in and around Naples … Continue reading

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The Fate of Words: Glosses on Critical Inutility

Fresh pamphlet made for an exhibition in Copenhagen (info below) Anthony_Iles-Fate_of_Words-Long_version .)!”:)/;?!   – An exhibition in and against the written language   With works by Ida Börjel, M. NourbeSe Philip, Anthony Iles, CAConrad, Howard Slater, Deirdre Humphrys, Anne Boyer, Jimmie Durham, Adania … Continue reading

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Dawn and Decline (index)

Max Horkheimer, index to Dawn & Decline consisting of two parts written between 1926-1931 and 1950-1969 the first part originally published under the pseudonym Heinrich Regius as Dammerung, Notizen in Deutschland 1926-1931 (1934), the second part appears to be unpublished … Continue reading

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A is for Arcades (index)

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Historical Time and Mechanical Time – WB

Historical time, however, differs from this mechanical time. It determines much more than the possibility of spatial changes of a specific magnitude and regularity – that is to say, like the hands of the clock – simultaneously with spatial changes … Continue reading

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Pierre Klossowski on Walter Benjamin, the College of Sociology and ‘prefascist aestheticism’

Walter Benjamin in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, 1937 I met Walter Benjamin during one of the meetings of Contre-Attaque- the name of the ephemeral fusion of groups headed by Andre Breton and Georges Bataille, in 1935. Later he … Continue reading

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