Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem [1962]).
Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem [1962]).
Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem [1962]).
Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem [1962]).
Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem [1962]).
Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem [1962]).
Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem [1962]).

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Theses on the Paris Commune (by Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem [1962]).

The original typescript of Christopher Gray's English translation, with his pencilled note and ink correction to the first page and humorous byline to the last page: 'The Occult International of Hermetic Terrorists' (a reference to a critic's description of Raoul Vaneigem's 'Banalités de base' as "a rather irritating form of hermetic terrorism", later quoted approvingly by Vaneigem). Six pages, creased and torn. The translation predates and differs significantly from the version published in Gray's book, 'Leaving the 20th Century' (Free Fall, 1974), and is accompanied by another typescript translation by Gray of the same text ('Comments on the Paris Commune, 1871') which differs from both.


A third typescript (4 pages), titled 'Les Temps Cerises: The Paris Commune (March 18 - May 28, 1871)', made by Gray in preparation for publication (though possibly never published), features extracts from Louise Michel's contemporary account of the Paris Commune (Michel, also known as 'the red virgin of Montmartre', was a revolutionary hero of the Commune who mobilised women in support of it and participated as an ambulance nurse and soldier).

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