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October Books

Founded in 1989, OCTOBER Books provides a forum for critical engagement with crucial moments in the development of the historical and contemporary avant-gardes. Building on the important role the journal played in introducing poststructural theory to the American art world, OCTOBER offers a platform for the innovative work of scholars today.

The Second Decade, 1986-1996
Art and Theory at the End of the Century
Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture

In Compulsive Beauty, Foster reads surrealism from its other, darker side: as an art given over to the uncanny, to the compulsion to repeat and the drive toward death.

The Writings of Nagisa Oshima, 1956-1978

The more than 40 writings that make up this intellectual autobiography reveal a rare conjunction of personal candor and political commitment.

Combines in one volume Technics and Language and Memory and Rhythms, the cornerstones of Leroi-Gourhan's comprehensive theory of human behavior and cultural development

An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture
The Writings of Georges Bataille
On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century

Jonathan Crary's Techniques of the Observer provides a dramatically new perspective on the visual culture of the nineteenth century, reassessing problems of both visual modernism and social modernity. This analysis of the historical formation of the observer is a compelling account of the prehistory of the society of the spectacle.

Essays toward the Release of Shakespeare's Will
Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism
Edited by Douglas Crimp
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