Not sure which
radical books to bring with you to the beach this summer? We've come up with an eclectic mix of surrealist fiction, anti-heroic memoir, dazzling investigative reporting, and, as always, revolutionary reads for your time in the sun. Like John Grisham, but not actually bad for your soul, they'll keep you engrossed, entertained, and enlightened til the fall.
Plus, all books on this list will be 50% off on our website for this week
(June 23-30), with free shipping
, as usual, and free ebook
where available (but no e-readers in the pool plz).
, author of The Spectacle of Disintegration
, made a recent radio appearance on Expanding Mind
with Erik Davis. Wark and Davis waxed philosophical on the Situationist International, the radical possibilities of play and gaming, and the anxiety and boredom that accompany modernity. Wark reflected:
"In some ways, the great danger for this commodified universe is our boredom with it ... There is this sort of dialectic that you could tease out, that even in this overdeveloped late-capitalist world, that boredom was still this kind of critical energy that you could work on and try to theorize and then act on, to find other kinds of belonging, other kinds of desire, other kinds of life."
Visit Progressive Radio Network
to listen to the interview in full.