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The century

Author: Alain Badiou; Alberto Toscano
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, ©2007.
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"Everywhere, the twentieth century has been judged and condemned: the century of totalitarian terror, of utopian and criminal ideologies, of empty illusions, of genocides, of false avant-gardes, of democratic realism everywhere replaced by abstraction. It is not Badiou's wish to plead for an accused that is perfectly capable of defending itself without the authors aid. Nor does he seek to proclaim, like Frantz, the  Read more...
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Badiou, Alain.
Century.
Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608163845
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou; Alberto Toscano
ISBN: 9780745636313 0745636314 9780745636320 0745636322
OCLC Number: 71239009
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "First published in French in 2005 by Éditions du Seuil as Le Siècle"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Translating the century vii --
1 Search for a method 1 --
2 The beast 11 --
3 The unreconciled 26 --
4 A new world. Yes, but when? 39 --
5 The passion for the real and the montage of semblance 48 --
6 One divides into two 58 --
7 Sex in crisis 68 --
8 Anabasis 81 --
9 Seven variations 98 --
10 Cruelties 111 --
11 Avant-gardes 131 --
12 The infinite 148 --
13 The joint disappearances of Man and God 165 --
'European nihilism' and beyond: commentary by Alberto Toscano 179 --
Remarks on the translation 217.
Other Titles: Siècle.
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated with a commentary and notes by Alberto Toscano.
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"The lesson of the book is: remain faithful to the twentieth century. The Century is not 'the best' book of the last decade, it is simply the book of the last decade! Read it with the proper tremor, Read more...

 
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