In a new feature at the HKRB, we are running extracts and chapters from forthcoming books by authors. The first feature is the opening chapter of Daniel Bristow’s political text.
Lydia Plantamura discusses the famous Frank Booth and goes beyond to explore Dennis Hopper’s own mad brilliance as a true artist.
Terence Blake discusses OOO and convergent and divergent readings of an important new book on speculative realism and literature.
Stephen Lee Naish discusses the revenge of analog, looking beyond nostalgia to consider the politics and class issues involved in returning to the old stuff.
Thomas L. Lynn, Jr. discusses Tariq Ali’s latest, exploring the contemporary significance of Leninism and the individual stories of the revolution.
From 4Chan to Tumblr, Nicolas Hausdorf considers the possibility of a political anthropology of our networked society.
Sean Mahoney on how the revolutionary Marxism of Antinio Gramsci can provide solutions to some of the predicaments of Europe and the US today.
Jerome F. Keating discusses what happened when steam and iron replaced sail, analyzing the important relations between Britain and China that are revealed by the history of just one sailing vessel.