Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents

Established in 1983, this series of subversive French cultural theory infiltrated American shores and an unsuspecting academe, originally in the form of their now-iconic little black pocket-sized books. This was the series that helped introduce into English such characters as Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Paul Virilio, Michel Foucault, and most famously in the Semiotext(e) lineage, Jean Baudrillard. With more recent introductions of such names as the Italian Franco "Bifo" Berardi and Paolo Virno, and the German Peter Sloterdijk, this series is now, for all intents and purposes, Semiotext(e)'s "Theory" series.