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RevolutionA Reader

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Section One: Beginning

Christopher Hill, “The Word ‘Revolution'” (1990)
Raymond Williams, “Revolution” (1976)
Hannah Arendt, “Action” (1958)
Lucretius (translated by Lucy Hutchinson ca. 1650), excerpt from De Rerum Natura (54 BCE)
Gilles Deleuze, “Lucretius and the Simulacrum” (1969)
Mahmoud Darwish, excerpt from Memory for Forgetfulness (1982)
Gertrude Stein, “Composition as Explanation” (1926)
Vivienne Westwood, Active Resistance to Propaganda (2007)
Giorgio Agamben, “The Face” (1996)

Section Two: Childhood

Harry Hay, “How Did He Know?” (1985)
Louise Michel, “Vroncourt” (1886)
Hakim Bey, “Wild Children” (1985)
George Grosz, “Peeking into the Thirteenth Room” (1946)
Shulamith Firestone, “Down With Childhood” (1970)
Guy Davenport, “Gunnar and Nikolai” (1993)
Charles Fourier, “The Little Hordes” (1808)
Kathy Acker, “Good and Evil in the Work of Nayland Blake” (1990)

Section Three: Education

Situationist International, “On the Poverty of Student Life” (1967)
Angela Davis, “Waters” (1974)
Hal Draper, “The Police Car Blockade Begins” (1965)
Elena Poniatowska, “Taking to the Streets” (1971)
Eileen Myles, “The Lesbian Poet” (1997)
Jacques Rancière, “An Intellectual Adventure” (1987)
Dodie Bellamy, “Crimes Against Genre” (2006)
Thomas Carlyle, “Aprons” (1835)
Thomas Carlyle, “September in Paris” (1837)
Edmund Burke, excerpt from Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
Mary Wollstonecraft, excerpt from A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke (1790)
Ian Hamilton Finlay, “On Gardening” and “Selected Dispatches of Louise Antoine Saint-Just” (ca. 1980)
Stacy Doris, “A Play With Real Speaking Parts” (2011)
William Hazlitt, “On the Pleasure of Hating” (1826)
Valerie Solanas, excerpt from Scum Manifesto (1967)
Violette Leduc from La Bâtarde (1964)
Langston Hughes, “People without Shoes: The Haytian Masses” (1934)
Jean Genet, excerpt from The Balcony (1956)
Jalal Toufic, “Every Name in History is ‘I'” (2000)
Edward Said, “On Jean Genet” (1990)
Frantz Fanon, “The ‘North African Syndrome'” (1964)
Kristin Ross, “Vietnam is in our Factories” (2002)
Mavis Gallant, “The Events in May: A Paris Notebook” (1968)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, “A Defence of Poetry” (1821)
Hannah Arendt, “The Social Question” (1963)
Michel Foucault, “Introduction: Arts of Living” (1972)

Section Four: Adulthood

Mina Loy, “International Psycho-Democracy” (1923)
George Grosz, “The Weimar Republic” (1946)
Calvin Johnson, “Profile for MakeOutClub.com” (2001)
Flora Tristan, “The Women of Lima” (1838)
Etel Adnan, “Letter From Murcia” (1993)
Thomas Kuhn, “The Invisibility of Revolutions” (1962)
George Woodcock, “The Tyranny of the Clock” (1972)
The Invisible Committee, “I Am What I Am” and “Find Each Other” (2007)
Giorgio Agamben, “Whatever” and “Tiananmen” (1993)
Donna Haraway, “Companions” and “Species” (2003)
Dodie Bellamy, “Blanche and Stanley” (2006)
Bernal Díaz del Castillo, “Cortés Meets Montezuma” (1568)
Miguel León-Portilla, “The Spaniards Arrive in Tenochtitlan” (1575)
Oscar Tuazon, “A Vow of Poverty” (2011)
Oscar Wilde, “Disobedience: Man's Original Virtue” (1891)
Ivan Illich, “The Three Dimensions of Social Choice” and “The Decline of Vernacular Values” (1981)
Marshall McLuhan, “Print created national uniformity…” (1962)
Saskia Sassen, excerpt from “The Global Street” (2011)
Asmaa Mahfouz, “Call for Tahrir Square Protest” (2011)

Section Five: Death

Guy Davenport, “The Death of Picasso” (1981)
Rebecca Spang, “The Nation's Grand Couvert” (2001)
M.F.K. Fisher, “How to be Cheerful Though Starving” (1942)
Agnes Martin, “What Is Real?” (1976)
Edward John Trelawney, “Shelley's Death” (1878)
Alan Halsey, “Towards an Index of Shelley's Death” (1995)
Michel Ragon, “The Ideal Cemetery of the Philosophers and Poets” (1981)
J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm, “Death Has Very Little Meaning” (1985)
Arakawa + Gins, “Reversible Destiny Questionnaire” (1997)

Bibliography by David Brazil

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