Leaving the 20th Century - The incomplete works of the Situationist International

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English translations of 22 texts from Internationale Situationniste, with three introductory articles by Christopher Gray. Graphics by Jamie Reid, and typeset by Suburban Press and the Wicked Messengers.

Submitted by Fozzie on June 5, 2024

Published by Free Fall Publications, London 1974. The first widely-known anthology of Situationist texts in English.

NB: Libcom also hosts an archive of International Situationniste, the French journal from which most of the texts in this book are also translated. Many of the translations at that link are more accurate than the ones in the PDF below.


  • 'Everyone will live in his own cathedral': the Situationists 1958-1964 - Christopher Gray
  • The Sound and The Fury
  • The Struggle for Control of the New Techniques of Conditioning
  • The Construction of Situations: An Introduction
  • Formula For a New City - Gilles Ivain
  • Traffic - Guy Debord
  • Instructions for Taking Up Arms
  • Unitary Urbanism - Attila Kotányi & Raoul Vaneigem
  • The Transformation of Everyday Life - Guy Debord
  • The Bad Old Days Will End
  • The Totality For Kids - Raoul Vaneigem
  • Theses on the Commune - Guy Debord, Attila Kotányi & Raoul Vaneigem
  • All the King's Men
  • Isolation
  • 'Shake in your shoes bureaucrats': the Situationists 1965-1969 - Christopher Gray
  • Watts 1965: The Decline and Fall of the 'Spectacular' Commodity Economy - Guy Debord
  • The Decor and the Spectators of Suicide
  • The Situationists and the New Forms of Struggle Against Politics and Art - Rene Vienet
  • Minimum Definition of a Revolutionary Organisation
  • The Proletariat as Subject and as Representation - Guy Debord
  • Nihilism - Raoul Vaneigem
  • Self-Realisation, Communication and Participation - Raoul Vaneigem
  • Address to All Workers
  • Some Thoughts on General Self-Management - Raoul Vaneigem
  • 'Those who make half a revolution only dig their own graves': the Situationists since 1969 - Christopher Gray
  • Errata - Paul Sieveking

PDF courtesy of Sabine Press.