Co-published with Publication Studio, Portland, Revolution: A Reader collects texts from across many cultures and times and organizes them roughly along a chronology of living, from “beginning,” to “childhood,” “education,” “adulthood,” and “death.” The book brings the embodied fact of revolution into the lived present by engaging readers with language that takes us there, no matter where we are to begin with. We are all in revolution, now. Reading can make this fact primary and conscious and shared. Heavily annotated throughout, the book is, quite literally, a conversation. The annotations, by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler — composed simultaneously and in response to one another — stitch a web of argument that links the book into a single thing, a reader. The book also features a narrative bibliography of revolution by David Brazil.

Revolution: A Reader includes texts by Kathy Acker, Etel Adnan, Giorgio Agamben, Arakawa + Gins, Hannah Arendt, Dodie Bellamy, Hakim Bey, David Brazil, Edmund Burke, Thomas Carlyle, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Mahmoud Darwish, Guy Davenport, Angela Davis, Gilles Deleuze, Stacy Doris, Hal Draper, Frantz Fanon, Shulamith Firestone, M.F.K. Fisher and many more.

Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler (eds.), Revolution: A Reader, 2012
Designed by Roman Seban
Printed at CPI Bussière
Texts in English
Edition of 500
Softcover, 1156 pages. 18,5 × 21 cm
Stamped cover
ISBN: 978-2-918252-13-9