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Verso Futures: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi - Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Wednesday 25th February 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

The law of the innermost form of the essay is heresy - Theodor Adorno

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi comes to Foyles to launch his latest and most unsettling book to date: Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide, from the brand-new Verso Futures series.

One of four titles in the first wave of the series, Heroes examines the relationship between capitalism and mental health and embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age. Daring to explore the dark shadow cast by the contemporary obsession with relentless competition and hyper-connectivity, the book spans an array of horrors - the Aurora 'Joker' killer, Anders Breivik, American school massacres, the suicide epidemic in Korea and Japan and the recent spate of 'austerity' suicides in Europe.

Join Berardi as he asks himself - and us - what can we do when nothing can be done? Developing the psychoanalytical insights of his friend Félix Guattari, Berardi seeks to respond to these questions, considering dystopian irony as a strategy to disentangle ourselves from the deadly embrace of absolute capitalism.

Berardi will be in conversation with academic Emma Dowling and author and journalist Paul Mason.

Verso Futures is a brand new series of essay-length philosophical and political interventions by both emerging and established writers and thinkers from around the world. Each title in the series addresses the outer limits of political and social possibility.

Please note: This event was originally advertised as starting at 6:30pm.

Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

Tickets: £5 per person. Simply add the required number to the basket below.

Please note that no physical tickets will be issued; the email despatch confirmation you receive will be proof of your booking.

 

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