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The Paul Virilio Reader

Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2004 and Columbia University Press, New York, 2004



The book collects for the first time readable extracts of Virilio’s work from the entire range of his career. It is prefaced by an editorial introduction showing that Virilio has produced important – if controversial – ‘theory at the speed of light’ that can uncannily illustrate the impact of new information and communications technologies in a world which collapses time and distance as never before. Each extract is prefaced by a bibliographical and context commentary and the book is completed by an innovative guide to reading Virilio.

The book is published in North America by Columbia University Press, New York, in their ‘European Perspectives’ series alongside books by Theodor Adorno, Antonio Gramsci, Louis Althusser, Julia Kristeva and many others.