Mark Greif is a founder and Editor of the journal n+1. He lives and works in New York, where he is Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the New School.
His latest book, Against Everything: On Dishonest Times (40% off until October 30th) dissects everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism. In a series of coruscating essays Greif asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what our concerns about diet or sex does for our fundamental worth, what political identity the hipster might possess, and what happens to us when we listen to Radiohead or hip-hop.
Mark Greif picks his favourite essay collections, from Virginia Woolf to Susan Sontag, for the latest Five Book Plan.
- Susan Sontag
Mark Greif (founder and Editor of the journal n+1) visited the RSA to mark the publication of Against Everything - a brilliant collection of essays critiquing everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism.
In his speech (reproduced here) he explores the philosophical and political arguments laid out in ‘Gut-Level Legislation, or Redistribution’, which touches on thoughts on a universal citizen’s income, poverty, property and ‘morally relevant inequality’.
Against Everything: On Dishonest Times is 40% off until Sunday October 30th (midnight UTC). It includes free shipping (worldwide) and bundled ebook. This book is not available in North America.