CONSIDERATIONS ON THE ASSASSINATION OF GERARD LEBOVICI:
By GUY DEBORD -- Introduction and Translation by Robert Greene
Book Design by Tom Recchion
From the Tam Tam Books web-site:
Guy Debord (1931-1994) was the leading light in the Situationist International. He and the group were the first to criticize and comment on the role of the consumer in Western society. If Dada was an artistic movement that somehow pushed its artistic values into the political arena, then the Situationists were political and urban theorists who transformed politics into an art form. Debord's masterpiece "Society of the Spectacle" is a stunning and witty critique on contemporary society where the workweek and consumerism alienate the individual.
Considerations on the Assassination of Gérard Lebovici is a book length rant and a confrontational stance against the French media with regards to the murder of his good friend and financial supporter Gérard Lebovici. What is known about this murder is in 1984 Lebovici was called away from another appointment and three days later the Police found his dead body behind the steering wheel of his Renault with four bullet wounds to the back of his head in a vacant parking lot in Paris.
Lebovici was an inventive businessman, movie producer, publisher (of great taste), and a major financial supporter of Situationist activity - including ownership of a movie theater that screened only the films by Debord and other Situationists. It's suspected that gangsters killed Lebovici, although as of this date the Murderer(s) have never been found. That didn't stop certain groupings of the media in connecting Lebovici's death with the Situationists. In this passionate book length rebuttal, Debord lashes out with great humor and intensity towards the media and defends himself and his good friend Gérard Lebovici very successfully.This book should not be seen as an isolated case in an almost forgotten murder, but as a general call-to-arms with respect to how the media controls and rewrites its 'facts.'
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