A Halloween treat on these Autumn books!
Featuring Mark Greif's brilliant essay collection, dissecting everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism; a major new exploration of the refugee crisis by Reece Jones, looking at how borders are formed and policed; and ALL of our books by Sheila Rowbotham to celebrate the publication of her new book, Rebel Crossings. See all the books below.
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Against Everything: On Dishonest Times by Mark Greif
*not available from Verso is North America
A brilliant collection of essays from one of the most highly acclaimed young writers in the US.
“Mark Greif writes a contrarian, skeptical prose that is at the same time never cynical: it opens out on to beauty and the possibility of change.” – Zadie Smith
“Mark Greif is the best essayist of my generation. No one is more modern or more classical—or more stylish. This has its alarming effects. When you read Against Everything, you will vow to change your life.” – Adam Thirlwell
“The ideas and images I discover in Mark Greif’s essays stay with me for years, and become part of the way I experience and understand the world. I couldn’t be happier that this book is being published so I can read them all over again.” – Sheila Heti
“Embodies a return to the pleasures of critical discourse at its most cerebral and personable… I would read anything he writes, anywhere.” – New York Times
Against Everything Podcast: Mark Greif and Brian Dillon discuss modes of critique and cultural forms, and the role of the intellectual in stripping away the veil of everyday life.
Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones
A major new exploration of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are formed and policed.
Deconstructing ‘The Jungle’, Reconstructing the British Border - Heaven Crawley responds to the latest crisis in Calais, arguing explaining it is largely a symbolic attempt by the British government to reassert 'control' over borders in the context of Europe's political crisis.
Europe’s Migration Crisis, or Open Borders as Reparations – Reece Jones argues that "what both sides of the debate miss is that it is not simply a migration crisis in Europe, but also a crisis created by Europe".
Five Book Plan: Borders and the Right to Move – Reece Jones presents five essential books about the changing role of border.
Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers, and Radicals in Britain and the United States by Sheila Rowbotham
The transatlantic story of six radical pioneers at the turn of the twentieth century.
To mark the publication of Rebel Crossings — the latest work from this pioneering feminist writer and activist — we have 40% off ALL the books on our Sheila Rowbotham bookshelf this week. See all the books included here.
From CLR James to Emma Goldman, Sheila Rowbotham picks her top 10 books of radical history for Guardian Books.
Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy by Lewis H. Lapham
America’s leading essayist on the frantic retreat of democracy, in the fire and smoke of the war on terror.
Lewis H. Lapham: A Retrospective
Lewis Lapham: "Trump is an exemplary embodiment of our age of folly"
Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela by George Ciccariello-Maher
Since 2011, a wave of popular uprisings has swept the globe, taking shape in the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain, and the anti-austerity protests in Greece. The demands have been varied, but have expressed a consistent commitment to the ideals of radical democracy.
Similar experiments began appearing across Latin America twenty-five years ago, just as the left fell into decline in Europe.
Assessing the projects’ successes and failures, Building the Commune provides lessons and inspiration for the radical movements of today.
Five Book Plan: The Long Latin American Commune - George Ciccariello-Maher picks 5 essential book for rethinking the history of communal power in Latin America and beyond.