Against Venice

Régis Debray
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Translated by John Howe


80 pp

Published 02/03/2013

ISBN 9781908968883

A beautifully designed new edition of Against Venice, an antidote to the cliches of Venice and an irreverent and witty criticism of the world of parties and palazzo, by Regis Debray, the famous controversial French intellectual who fought alongside Che Guevara. Cover by fashion designer Julie Verhoeven.

Numerous writers have made declarations of love to the Serenissima, but no-one else has so refreshingly shown its vanities and its seduction.

Published by Pushkin Press, Against Venice by Regis Debray is translated from the French by John Howe and has an afterword by the author.

Regis Debray was born in 1941. He travelled widely in Latin America, and accepted a philosophy chair in Havana. He joined Che Guevara's guerrillas in Bolivia, was arrested in 1967 and spent three years in prison. Debray has written prolifically analysing the link between intellectuals, the media and the state.


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