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Published: 01 November 2018

328 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786940438

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From Bataille to Badiou

Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Adrian May

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • The only study of the influential French journal Lignes
  • The only major, in depth study of a French intellectual review in the period from the 1980s to today
  • The book introduces or foregrounds significant but understudied French intellectual figures, such as Michel Surya, Fethi Benslama, Dionys Mascolo, David Rousset, Daniel Bensaïd, Anselm Jappe, making their works accessible to an English speaking audience for the first time
  • By contextualising and historicising the work of well-known thinkers, significant new perspectives on well-known figures, such as Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Rancière and Étienne Balibar, are produced
  • The book provides a significant re-reading of French intellectual culture from the 1930s to today, and a unique cultural historical approach to contemporary France from the fall of Communism to the 2016 terror attacks

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