The Society of the Spectacle

by Guy Debord
Originally published in 1967
Translation: Voxfux

Chapter 10 "Colophon"

The Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord

La Société du Spectacle was first published in 1967 by Editions Buchet-Chastel (Paris); it was reprinted in 1971 by Champ Libre (Paris).

The first English translation was published by Black & Red in 1970. It was revised in 1977, incorporating numerous improvements suggested by friends and critics of the first translation.

Guy Debord was editor of the journal Internationale Situationiste from 1958 to 1969. He died in 1994.

This Version is a continuing translation project by Voxfux, derivative in part from, the Black and Red translation, a literal translation of the language, from our understanding of the ideas Debord was getting at, and finally from a desire to make the ideas transcend the linguistic limitations sometimes present in translations from the French to the English. Any comments or suggestions are welcome E-mail us.


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