The Tribe
The Tribe
Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time
Photographs by Ed van der Elsken
Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith


Between 1952 and 1954, Jean-Michel Mension haunted Saint-Germain-des-Pres as a member of the legendary Letterist International, direct progenitor of the Situationist International. In a series of conversations, Mension recounts this very particular vie de boheme whiled away with Guy Debord and a rogue's gallery of hard drinkers and thinkers. The rich iconography includes many of Ed van der Elsken's celebrated photographs of "the tribe" and a trove of Letterist leaflets and posters. A rare, vivid tour of a moment and milieu barely noticed at the time by the tourists flocking to Saint-Germain for a glimpse of Sartre & Co.

Jean-Michel Mension (b. 1934) later joined the Communist Party and participated in the Ligue Communiste.

Title The Tribe
Subtitle Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time
Photographs by Ed van der Elsken
Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 October 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 145 p.
ISBN-10 0872863921
ISBN-13 9780872863927
Publication Date 01 October 2001
Main content page count 145
Dimensions 5.5 x 8 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.95
 


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