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October: The First Decade
Annette Michelson
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October: The First Decade

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OCTOBER: The First Decade brings together a selection of some of the most important and representative texts, many from issues long out of print, that have appeared in one of the foremost journals in art criticism and theory.
Paperback, 456 pages
Published May 1st 1989 by MIT Press (MA) (first published September 22nd 1987)
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Mar 08, 2013 Malcolm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Not much to say here; this is a fabulous collection of some of October's key early work - it includes Roger Callois' stunning essay on imitative insects 'Mimicy and Legendary Psychasthenia', a paper that inspired Lacan's work on the mirror stage, Sergei Eisenstein's 'Notes for a Film of Capital' (he'd be one of a tiny group who could have pulled it off), Homi Bhabha's essential essay 'Of Mimicry and Man: the Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse' subsequently anthologised almost everywhere as well a ...more
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