A Martial Art of Metaphor: Two Interviews with Gilles Châtelet

“There’s currently a kind of delirium in play that serves to prohibit any violence in language. In other words, left discourse must necessarily be boring as shit.” – Gilles Châtelet

In these interviews dating from 1998, Gilles Châtelet amplifies the major themes of To Live and Think Like Pigs, discusses his method of dramatisation and the crucial importance of style; and touches on subjects from dialectics to dope smoking, from Yoplait to slavery, along the way introducing some of the book’s key concepts: cybercattle, the average man, the tapeworm-citizen, and of course the pitiful couple Cyber-Gideon and Turbo-Bécassine.

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