An inspiring and rollicking brew of Surrealism, anarchism, Chinese philosophy, and Nietzschean trouble-making. Cafard cooks us a non-ideological gumbo with irrepressible spices, castigates conformist philosophy, and shreds pious politics with poetic scythe.
The Surre(gion)alist Manifesto
The Politics of the Imagination
The Dao of Capitalism
Zhuangzi’s Crazy Wisdom & Da(o)Da(o) Spirituality
Nietzschean Anarchy & the Post-Mortem Condition
Derrida’s Secret Name
The Rorty of the Crowd
The Dragon of Brno
Apocalypse and/or Metamorphosis
Description of a Struggle
Confession… by “C”
“Finally! We are lucky to have the essays of this visionary smart-ass in one collection. Surre(gion)alist Cafard points the way to the collective imagined elsewheres of this moribund civilization — while stopping along the way to pin the tail on various obscurantist donkeys. I love his spicy gumbo of common and uncommon sense.” – David Watson, Fifth Estate editor & author of Against the Megamachine
“I read ‘The Dao of Capitalism’ with as close to a multiple-orgasmic pleasure as one can get in theory!” – Slavoj Zizek, author of Looking Awry, The Ticklish Subject & Enjoy Your Symptom!
“The Surre(gion)alist Manifesto is the freshest thing in years… ‘Derrida's Secret Name’ is a howl…” – Gary Snyder, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet and essayist.
“Max Cafard became legendary when ‘The Surre(gion)alist Manifesto’ first appeared in Exquisite Corpse… [H]is insurgent writing gave our readers the sudden frisson that they were in the presence of something new. One never forgets that frisson when first encountering Nietzsche, Cioran, Derrida, or Deleuze… The frisson is renewed by each encounter, but the original feeling of the discovery is unequalled. This was precisely my epiphany on encountering Max Cafard's manifesto: I am in a new place.” – Andrei Codrescu, editor, Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters & Life.