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    Michele Wallace

    “Courageous, outspoken, clear-eyed.”—Publishers Weekly
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    Eka Kurniawan

    Eka Kurniawan is the author of two novels, two collections of short stories, and a critical...
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    B.R. Ambedkar

    "It's time to read Ambedkar." – Arundhati Roy

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    Sylvie Tissot

    "A hip, brilliant, de Toqueville of the post-’68 left." – Michael Sorkin
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    Juliet Jacques

    Juliet Jacques is a freelance writer, best known for the Guardian’s “Transgender Journey”—the...
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    Danny Dorling

    Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, Oxford. He appears regularly on TV...

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  • Verso Undergraduate Reading: 50% off for one week!

    For one week only we have 50% off all our selected undergraduate reading - with free shipping (worldwide) and free bundled ebooks (where available).



    Perhaps you're feeling underwhelmed by your assigned reading, or maybe you just want to expand your knowledge of left theory and spark a love for revolutionary writers! Start the year with a more radical edge and update your bookshelf with some of these key texts - all 50% off until Tuesday, September 8th.

    Whether you're a student of history, economics, philosophy, or art theory, look no further than these specially curated Verso reading lists:

    Philosophy
    Race and Ethnicity
    Art and Aesthetics
    Political Theory
    Feminism and Gender
    Economics
    History

    T&Cs: 50% off our selected undergraduate reading will end on Tuesday, 8th September (17.00 EST). Books included in the sale can be found on the reading lists above. We have free worldwide shipping, and bundled free ebooks (where available). That means you can start reading straight away on your e-reader before your print book even arrives in the post!

  • A two-way medium: Radio Benjamin editor Lecia Rosenthal speaks to Kester John Richardson-Dawes

    "For Benjamin, radio, like film, carries the potential for redistributing the means of aesthetic production, dissemination, and consumption. That its potential would not be fulfilled in Brechtian terms, or in the arrival of a “two-way medium,” is a possibility Benjamin was acutely aware of." 

    In an exclusive interview, Lecia Rosenthal speaks to Kester John Richardson-Dawes about editing Radio Benjamin, the first volume to focus comprehensively on Benjamin’s works for radio with many pieces translated into English for the first time. They also discuss Benjamin's critical pedagogy and financial precarity, the auditory aura and questions of citation and obscurity, and what the digital archive has done to our experience of forgetting, loss, and the severing of text from context. 

    KR: Could you give an outline of Radio Benjamin for readers unfamiliar with the new collection?

    LR: Between 1927 and early 1933, Walter Benjamin delivered approximately ninety radio broadcasts on the regional radio stations in Berlin and Frankfurt. Of these on-air performances, some forty to fifty typescripts remain. The great majority of these texts have never been translated into English, and, even within Benjamin scholarship, have been largely ignored. Radio Benjamin, the first volume to focus comprehensively on Benjamin’s works for radio, provides translations of these fascinating materials.

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  • Philosophy Undergraduate Reading List: 50% off!

    All the books on this list are 50% off until Tuesday 8th September as part of our Back to University/Back to School sale. See all the books included in the sale here.

    Here's Verso essential reading for all those budding philosophers. All books on the reading list are part of our Undergraduate reading list 50% sale!


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  • Feminism and Gender Undergraduate Reading List: 50% off!

    All the books on this list are 50% off until Tuesday 8th September as part of our Back to University/Back to School sale. See all the books included in the sale here.

    Regardless of whether you're studying Feminism & Gender or not - this list is one to acquaint yourself with pronto! Below are some of the most influential feminist polemics of recent years, writers from various backgrounds have their say on gender inequality and systems of oppression that are yet to be overthrown. After you've finished reading and studying - BE THE NEXT REVOLUTION!


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