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Anselm Jappe: Guy Debord translated into English by Donald Nicholson-Smith with assistance from the author University of California Press The situationists declared somewhere that boredom was counter-revolutionary. They forgot to add that it is also wearisome and stupid. Unlike the Situationist International which was made up of several different national sections some of which contained as many as five or six members! However, Jappe not only adopts a plodding approach to his subject, he simultaneously fails to be thorough about it. In the second section of his circular, Jappe provides a plonkers guide to the history of the Lettrist and Situationist Internationals. Since this material is well known and more reliable versions of it can be found elsewhere, it is best ignored beyond noting a couple of points.

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Anselm Jappe: Guy Debord translated into English by Donald Nicholson-Smith with assistance from the author University of California Press The situationists declared somewhere that boredom was counter-revolutionary. They forgot to add that it is also wearisome and stupid. Unlike the Situationist International which was made up of several different national sections some of which contained as many as five or six members! However, Jappe not only adopts a plodding approach to his subject, he simultaneously fails to be thorough about it.

In the second section of his circular, Jappe provides a plonkers guide to the history of the Lettrist and Situationist Internationals. Since this material is well known and more reliable versions of it can be found elsewhere, it is best ignored beyond noting a couple of points.

Like sections one and two of Guy Debord, section three is aimed at people who are devoid of common sense and all historical knowledge — it should go without saying that it provides further low-brow, one-sided and wildly inaccurate fantasies from the felt-tipped pen of Anselm Jappe. Jappe understands nothing of this — and nor do T. Clearly what interests Jappe is the bourgeois notion of great men, since many former members of the Situationist International are still alive, and of those that are dead none have passed out of living memory.

For example, an ongoing interest in Alexander Trocchi who died fifteen year ago quite unrelated to his membership of the SI, is evident from the fact that new editions of both his literary and his pornographic novels continue to appear in English.

Likewise, two rival Edinburgh publishers have issued biographies of Trocchi in recent years and one of these was accompanied by a Trocchi reader. One might continue in this fashion all the way down to former Situationist T.

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As a result, Debord attended high school in Cannes, where he began his interest in film and vandalism. After ending his stint at the University of Paris, he began his career as a writer. The SI was known for a number of its interventions in the art world, which included one raid against an international art conference in Belgium during [7] that included a large pamphlet drop and significant media coverage, all of which culminated in the arrest of various situationists and sympathizers associated with the scandal. In addition to this action, the SI endeavored to formulate industrial painting, or, painting prepared en masse with the intent of defaming the original value largely associated with the art of the period. Vaneigem wrote a biting criticism of Debord and the International. He had agreed to have his films released posthumously at the request of the American researcher, Thomas Y. After dissolving the Situationist International, Debord spent his time reading, and occasionally writing, in relative isolation in a cottage at Champot with Alice Becker-Ho, his second wife.

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