SEMIOTEXT(E) Volume 4, #2 - The German Issue (Columbia University, NY: 1982).
SEMIOTEXT(E) Volume 4, #2 - The German Issue (Columbia University, NY: 1982).

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SEMIOTEXT(E) Volume 4, #2 - The German Issue (Columbia University, NY: 1982).

Lge. 8vo. Perfect bound wrps., 336pp. Illustrated. Ed. Sylvère Lotringer. Slightly rubbed, o/w Very Good.


Conceived by Lotringer (with Heidi Paris and Peter Gente) as a follow-up to the Autonomia issue, and reflecting his interest in new social movements, such as the women's, peace and squatters' movements in Germany. Contents include a report by filmmaker Herbert Achternbusch of his trip to California; Ulrike Meinhof's essay 'Revolt' (on the situation of foster children in state-run institutions); a review by Michel Foucault of Pierre Boulez's 1976 production of Wagner's Ring cycle; Martin Heidegger's response to an attack published in 1950 concerning his relation to National Socialism; a manifesto-like text by Hans Jürgen Syberberg in defence of 'Hitler: A Film from Germany'; a conversation with Charlotte, a then well-known Berlin transvestite about her struggle for sexual self-determination under different regimes; and texts by Christa Wolf, Maurice Blanchot, Félix Guattari, Alexander Kluge, Oswald Wiener, Joseph Beuys, Andre Gorz, and others. Lotringer also contributes interviews with Christo (wrapping the Reichstag); playwright Heiner Müller (on life on both sides of the Berlin wall); Daniel Cohn-Bendit (on the Anti-Nuclear Movement); Paul Virilio (on his concept of 'Pure War'); and William Burroughs (on terrorism).

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