Verso 2014: Free Ebook Collection

Selected highlights, from Arundhati Roy and Walter Benjamin to Nadya Tolokonnikova and Slavoj Žižek
We bring you a compilation of our most exciting reading from 2014, with contributions from leading radical names – brought together for the first time in this ebook collection, and available for FREE download!

“When you put on a mask, you leave your own time,” writes Nadya Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot, while Gabriella Coleman explores the political culture of Anonymous in the hacking of HBGary. Politicians, narcos, fixers, and their all-too-hidden victims: Rohini Mohan, Óscar Martínez, Anabel Hernández, and Ken Silverstein report back from the front lines in Sri Lanka, Central America and Mexico, and the global oil industry. Arundhati Roy and David Roediger rethink the relationship between race, caste and political struggle. Keller Easterling, Jonathan Crary and Melissa Gira Grant all explore the dystopian intersection of technology and capitalism, while Lynne Segal and Frédéric Gros reflect on age, virility, and cultural power. James Meek writes on UK privatization, Micah Uetricht on Chicago’s teacher-led uprising, and Dan Hancox on Marinaleda’s village utopia. Alexander Cockburn and Shlomo Sand question citizenship and statehood. Slavoj Žižek dissects “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (drunk for “In the Garden of Eden”), Walter Benjamin asks for a pay raise, and Benjamin Kunkel (and Verso) recommend a few books to read.

Catch up on the best in left-wing thought with this holiday gift from us.


  • To our comrades in Canada

    We are now able to ship books to Canada! 

    A little over one year on from the launch of Verso's online bookstore, we're now able to send books to Canada—priced in Canadian dollars, with free shipping and bundled ebooks. The Canadian store is now active, and we're building up to a big Canada-only, 50%-off sale starting on Monday, June 29th

    Thank you for bearing with us so patiently while we worked on this! Your encouragement and enthusiasm for buying Verso books directly from us has helped to make it possible. (In addition to listing all of our books for sale in Canadian dollars, we've learned all about HST, GST, PST and ITCs, and how they apply to print and ebooks.) All of our Canadian orders and sales come through Verso's US office, and the print books will be mailed to you by Penguin Random House using Canada Post. 

    Please let us know if you have any comments or questions! You can email us at orders@versobooks.com, and we look forward to hearing from you. 

    And if you're not sure where to start, please download our FREE ebook with extracts from all of our best books from last year—many of which will have a new, paperback edition launching during 2015.


    We bring you a compilation of our 
    most exciting reading from 2014 - brought together for the first time in this ebook collection, and available for FREE download!

    With contributions from leading radical names including Arundhati Roy, Benjamin Kunkel, Gabriella Coleman, James Meek, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Shlomo Sand, Walter Benjamin and Slavoj Žižek, this volume covers topics ranging from philosophy and Israel-Palestine politics, through to the politics of sex workMexicofeminism, and the misery of contemporary capitalism.
    Catch up on the best in left-wing thought with this holiday gift from us!
    Download, forward to your friends, and most importantly, enjoy!

    Other Festive posts that you may wish to read:

    A guide to our 2014 Verso Highlights

    Our favourite non-Verso books of the year: chosen by Verso staff!

    Image by Imp Kerr.

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