The interviews are conducted with Francois L'Yvonnet.
Jean Baudrillard is one of the most revered philosophers of the past century, and his work has helped define how we think about the post-modern. In this fascinating book of interviews conducted with Francois L'Yvonnet, Baudrillard is on sparkling form and explores his life in terms of his educational, political and literary experiences, as well as reflecting on his intellectual genesis and his position as outsider in the field of great French thinkers. Perhaps most interestingly, Baudrillard discusses his life's work in relationship to his contemporaries: thinkers such as Bataille and the Situationists, Barthes, Lyotard, and Deleuze, amongst others. Fragments: Interviews with Jean Baudrillard will be essential reading for any scholar of Baudrillard, but will also prove an attractive and informative starting point for any student trying to get to grips with his work for the first time.
Table of Contents
Translator's note xiii
1 Untimely fragments 1 (14)
2 'Activist' fragments 15 (6)
3 Aphoristic fragments 21 (12)
4 Fragments and fractals 33 (16)
5 Anthropological fragments 49 (10)
6 Fateful fragments 59 (12)
7 Fragments and viruses 71 (14)
8 Fragments of light 85 (18)
9 Fragment fragments 103 (10)