The Consul
The Consul
Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time
Translated by Malcolm Imrie

Ralph Rumney has been in constant flight from the wreckage of postwar Europe. Crossing paths with every avant-garde of the past fifty years, he was one of the founding members of the Situationist International. Rumney's traveling companions — Guy Debord, Pegeen Guggenheim, Asger Jorn, Michèle Berstein, Bernard Kops, Yves Klein, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Bataille, William Burroughs, Félix Guattari, E.P. Thompson, Victor Brauner, and many others — are recalled in the oral history with sharp intelligence and dry wit.

Profusely illustrated with Rumney's own photos, paintings, collages, and other documentary materials.

Praise of The Consul:

"The Consul regains that magnificent freedom that a handful of people enjoyed and shared with artists, writers and others, in a world whose password was total, unfailing rejection of the world." —Judith Brouste, Art Press

". . . fine compendium of the most poetic of political writings, albeit still a partial measure for fans, followers and future revolutionaries awaiting the complete translations of the journal Situationist Internationale." —Publishers Weekly

Title The Consul
Subtitle Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time
Author Ralph Rumney
Translated by Malcolm Imrie
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 May 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 125 p.
ISBN-10 0872863980
ISBN-13 9780872863989
Publication Date 01 May 2002
Main content page count 125
Dimensions 6 x 9 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $12.95

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