Comradely Greetings - The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj

Author(s): Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

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"We count ourselves among the rebels who court storms, who hold that the only truth lies in perpetual search." - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova "I cannot tell you how proud I am to be in contact with you - You show all of us the way to combine these right insights with simple courage." - Slavoj Zizek In an extraordinary exchange of letters, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, imprisoned for taking part in Pussy Riot's anti-Putin performance, and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek discuss artistic subversion, political activism, and the future of democracy via the ideas of Hegel, Deleuze, Nietzsche, and even Laurie Anderson. Two radicals, one in a Russian forced labor camp, the other writing to her from far outside its walls, show passionately - across linguistic and generational divides - that "there is still a common cause worth fighting for." Touching, erudite, and worldly, their correspondence unfolds with poetic urgency.


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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a Russian conceptual artist, activist, and one of the founding members of Pussy Riot. Sentenced to two years' imprisonment for her political activities, she was until recently held captive in a prison hospital in Siberia. Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher, academic, and cultural critic. His books include Living in the End Times; First as Tragedy, Then as Farce; In Defense of Lost Causes; six volumes of the Essential Zizek; and many more.

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  • : 9781781687734
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : June 2014
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
  • : Paperback
  • : Sep-14
  • : 199.4973
  • : 112