Archive for August 2015

Lovecraftian Apophasis

Aug 30th, 2015 | By

A discussion of Graham Harman’s book on Lovecraft. Karl and Nadim got together at the end of the Summer at Athenaeum House, London over a coffee. Karl had recently tried and failed to really engage with Lovecraft whilst Nadim took Harman’s book on holiday with an annotated edition of Lovecraft. After the conversation both agreed

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Zero Squared #33: A Weird Line of Flight?

Aug 26th, 2015 | By

Daniel Coffeen looks around for freedom in a world of networked conformity. He holds a PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley where he taught adjunct for many years, but now Coffeen works independently, writing about contemporary art, film, language, Deleuze, perception, Uni, capitalism, emergent shapes, pleasure, new media, and tequila. He founded the once-exquisite ArtandCulture.com

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In defence of reading widely – by Leigh Phillips

Aug 24th, 2015 | By

In the following essay Zero Books author Leigh Phillips argues for crossing ideological lines and reading widely. Leigh Phillips’ book Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-porn Addicts is due out on October 30th from Zero Books I made the mistake yesterday of sharing on Facebook an article from Spiked, the British contrarian online magazine written by

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Zero Squared #32: Vade Mecum

Aug 19th, 2015 | By

Richard Skinner’s collection of essays Vade Mecum is the topic of dicussion this week as the author discusses Eric Satie, Werner Herzog, John Cage, and the interdisciplinary life of a man of letters. Skinner is a novelist whose works include The Red Dancer, The Mirror, and now Vade Mecum. From the book jacket Vade Mecum

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The Real Thing: Zero Books Capital Reading Group (Volume 1, chapter 10)

Aug 16th, 2015 | By

This week Andrew, Andy, and Doug discuss the history of the class struggle over the working day. 



Zero Squared #31: Dialectic of Defeat

Aug 12th, 2015 | By

Russell Jacoby’s Dialectic of Defeat: Contours of Western Marxism is the subject this week and C Derick Varn is the guest. Varn is a poet, teacher, theorist and a reader at Zero Books. This is the second time we’ve spoken about Jacoby’s book. We’re taking it one chapter at a time. Russell Jacoby asks us

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Zero Squared #30: Participation or Revolution

Aug 5th, 2015 | By

Margaret Kimberley has been an editor and Senior Columnist of Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006. Her work has also appeared on sites such as Alternet and Counterpunch and in publications such as The Dallas Morning News and The Chicago Defender. She is a regular guest on radio talk shows and has appeared

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