Jean Baudrillard is one of the most revered philosophers of the past century, and his work has helped define how we think about the post-modern. In this fascinating book of interviews conducted with Francois L'Yvonnet, Baudrillard is on sparkling form and explores his life in terms of his educational, political and literary experiences, as well as reflecting on his intellectual genesis and his position as outsider in the field of great French thinkers. Perhaps most interestingly, Baudrillard discusses his life's work in relationship to his contemporaries: thinkers such as Bataille and the Situationists, Barthes, Lyotard, and Deleuze, amongst others.
Fragments: Interviews with Jean Baudrillard will be essential reading for any scholar of Baudrillard, but will also prove an attractive and informative starting point for any student trying to get to grips with his work for the first time.
From Fragments by Jean Baudrillard, published by Routledge. To order a copy for £13.99 (free UK p&p), call the Guardian book service on 0870 066 7979.
- The Guardian 23/3/04
' … this book will be of interest primarily to students of philosophy and the social sciences, but there is plenty for the general reader too …' - Leeds Weekly
Foreword. Translator's Note 1. Untimely Fragments 2. 'Activist' Fragments 3. Aphoristic Fragments 4. Fragments and Fractals 5. Anthropological Fragments 6. Fateful Fragments 7. Fragments and Viruses 8. Fragments of Light 9. Fragment Fragments. Notes