Revival: A Bio-political Abecedary
Antonio Negri went back to Rome in 1997 after a fourteen-year exile in France to serve out his prison sentence. He was accused by the Italian government of “armed insurrection against the state” and of being the alleged leader of the Red Brigade. Since 2001, he has been out on parole and continues to write, often in collaboration with Michael Hart. The publication in 1997 of Empire by Harvard University Press exposed on this side of the Atlantic the resounding voice of this famous Italian philosopher and political activist. In Du Retour, renowned French philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle interviews Negri and in alphabetical order tackles the major themes which have ruled or had an impact on his life: action, the brigade, empire, fascism, globalization, oppression, panic, resistance, sensuality, Venice, and more. Du Retour is a major work which will enlighten anyone either already familiar with Negri’s work, or simply interested in understanding today’s growing anti-globalization movement.
Rights to Du Retour have already been sold in Italy (Rizzoli), Germany (Campus), Japan (Sakuhinsha), Korea (Ehak), Greece (Metaichmio), and Spain (Debate).
Antonio Negri : A philosopher and psychoanalyst, Anne Dufourmantelle is a philosophy professor at the Ecole d’architecture UP6 La Villette in Paris. In the United States, she authored Of Hospitality: Anne Dufourmantelle invites Jacques Derrida to respond (Stanford University Press, September 2000.)