As we approach the end of the year we look back on a great year of publishing, from Patrick Cockburn's best-selling The Rise of Islamic State
, to Kate Evans' graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg
; from Walter Benjamin's Archive
in paperback, to Portraits: John Berger on on Artists
, a beautiful history of art by John Berger, from the Chauvet cave paintings to Cy Twombly, brought together by Tom Overton.
This blog post is split into sections - highlighted in red - such as Current Afffairs, Memoir, History, Theory/Philosophy, to help you find your favourite books!AMERICAN POLITICSOutsider in the White Houseby Bernie Sanders, with Huck Gutman. Afterword by John Nichols
The political autobiography of the insurgent presidential candidate.
“I endorse Brother Bernie Sanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over fifty years. Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard across our crisisridden country.” – Cornel West, author of Race Matters
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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:PhilosophyRace and EthnicityArt and AestheticsPolitical TheoryFeminism and GenderEconomicsHistory
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High modernism is now as far from us as antiquity was for the Renaissance. Such is the premise of Fredric Jameson’s major new work - The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms
- in which modernist works, this time in painting (Rubens) and music (Wagner and Mahler), are pitted against late-modernist ones (in film) as well as a variety of postmodern experiments (from SF to The Wire
), all of which attempt, in their different ways, to invent new forms to grasp a specific social totality. Throughout the historical periods, argues Jameson, the question of narrative persists through its multiple formal changes and metamorphoses.
To celebrate the publication of this book, you can buy it at a 50% discount
- along with ALL
of Jameson's backlist - until Friday 14th August (17.00 EST).