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A Letter to My Children and the Children of the World to Come
A Letter to My Children and the Children of the World to Come

A Letter to My Children and the Children of the World to Come

By Raoul Vaneigem, Afterword by John Holloway, Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

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128 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: January 2019

ISBN 9781629635125

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

PM Press (Jan 2019)

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Overview

Readers of Vaneigem's now-classic work, The Revolution of Everyday Life, will find much to challenge in these pages

Some 35 years after the May 1968 "events," this short book poses the question of what kind of world we are going to leave to our children. A Letter to My Children and the Children of the World to Come provides a clear-eyed survey of the critical predicament into which the capitalist system has now plunged the world. At the same time, in true dialectical fashion, Vaneigem discerns all the signs of "a new burgeoning of life forces among the younger generations, a new drive to reinstate true human values, to proceed with the clandestine construction of a living society beneath the barbarity of the present and the ruins of the Old World."

Reviews

"In this fine book, the Situationist author, whose writings fueled the fires of May 1968, sets out to pass down the foundational ideals of his struggle against the seemingly all-powerful fetishism of the commodity and in favor of the force of human desire and the sovereignty of life." —Jean Birnbaum, Le Monde

"A startling and invigorating restatement for the present ghastly era of humanity's choice: socialism or barbarism." —Dave Barbu, Le Nouveau Père Duchesne

Author Biography

Born in 1934, Raoul Vaneigem is a writer and a former member of the Situationist International. His works include The Book of Pleasures, A Cavalier History of Surrealism, Contributions to the Revolutionary Struggle, and the globally influential text The Revolution of Everyday Life. John Holloway is a professor of sociology at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades in the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico. His book Change the World without Taking Power has been translated into 11 languages and has stirred an international debate. Donald Nicholson-Smith has translated many Situationist works, including Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle and Vaneigem's The Revolution of Everyday Life.