The Revolution of Everyday Life: Donald Nicholson-Smith in conversation with T. J. Clark

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Host: Donald Nicholson-Smith
Location: LRB, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
Speaker: Donald Nicholson-Smith

Raoul Vaneigem's The Revolution of Everyday Life and Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle, both published in 1967, were the main programmatic statements of the Situationist International, each serving in its own way to kindle and colour the upheaval of May 1968. Nicholson-Smith has translated both over the years, and will talk about his recent completely revised version of Vaneigem's 'classic of subversion' (PM Press) with T. J. Clark. How much of Debord and Vaneigem's language has proved translatable? And how much of their politics survived (and survives) the process by which, for a while, the Situationist movement tried to live up to its 'International' claim?

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