“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mega Review of Shaviro's Speculative Realism on 7.28

...it will be in the LA Review of Books and I like Shaviro's book so much, I've written a piece that could be some kind of foreword to the whole project, I feel. Or afterword. It's mostly for people who have never yet heard of speculative realism (do they exist?), with some familiar faces showing up too.

The nice thing about LARB is that it's fully available online, so stand by. It's the big big picture of the big big picture. Shaviro's book puts you in that kind of mood.

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