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Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents

A Culture of Two Subjects

A collection of interviews that deal explicitly with the relationship between daughter and mother, the sexuation of language, the symbolic order, and the importance of both history and philosophy for the liberation of the feminine subject.

An Interview with Philippe Petit

Summarizes Virilio's speculations about the impact that accidents will have on the planet now that we operate on one-world time.

Collected Interviews, 1961–1984

The most accessible and exhaustive introduction to Foucault's thought to date, including every extant interview made by Foucault from the mid-60s until his death in 1984.

In this, her first book of fiction written in English, Zivancevic's distant outsider stance as a cosmopolitan New York intellectual is shaken and inexorably transformed with the onset of the war in Sarajevo in 1992.

In a multidisciplinary excavation of contemporary physics, architecture, esthetic theory, and sociology, Virilio traces the dystopic unity of the contemporary Western predicament with lightning prescience and clarity.

Like Alain-Robbe Grillet, Georges Perec, and the great Oulipo writers, Swiss writer Jurg Laederach constructs seamless narratives based on sly compositional strategies.

Reflections on the laws of history from the standpoint of someone straddling the Berlin Wall.

What is popular defense? From whom do we have to defend ourselves?

Looking Back on the End of the World raises provocative questions about the possibilities of critical knowledge in social systems that seem to have "surpassed history."

An Espionage Romance

Pulp fiction writer Erje Ayden's coy novel is his most autobiographical work—if one accepts his claim that he worked as a spy for the Turkish government in the 1960s and 70s.

The War Machine

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari redefine the relation between the state and its war machine. Far from being a part of the state, warriers (the army) are nomads who always come from the outside and keep threatening the authority of the state.

The first presentation of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's concept of the "rhizome."

Baudrillard's bewildering thesis, a bold extrapolation on Ferdinand de Saussure's general theory of general linguistics, is in fact a clinical vision of contemporary consumer societies where signs don't refer anymore to anything except themselves. They all are generated by the matrix.

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