By Mike Gane
Jean Baudrillard arouses powerful evaluations. during this choice of his most crucial interviews the reader earnings a special and obtainable review of Baudrillard's key principles. the gathering comprises many interviews that seem in English for the 1st time in addition to a desirable interview and come upon among the editor and Baudrillard in Paris.
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I would never want to be, no more than I wanted to be in a clique at the university, or in an intellectual club. There is, of course, a bit of affectation on my part as far as this goes, but I am as I am, I can’t be otherwise. MG Nevetheless, is there an aesthetic theory that you find attractive? What do you mean by that? MG Hegel’s, for instance? Well, yes, Hegel is interesting to the extent that he questions the disappearance of art, etc. This is interesting. In my opinion he laid the foundation of all modern methods of analysing these things.
We don’t exist unless we are subject to a degree of defiance. We need to be desired, caressed, but we also need to be challenged and thus seduced. There is a game, which has nothing to do with the forced realization of the world, a game in which things demand to be solicited, diverted, seduced. You’ve got to be able to make them appear as well as disappear; to play the whole game. Writing is nothing but that, and theory as well. It is knowing how to conjure up concepts, effects, and knowing how to resolve them.
We no longer know when we have reached the point of no return; that is precisely what makes the present situation original and interesting. PB The presence of Nietzsche can be felt a little throughout your book. It is felt particularly in your determination to avoid being caught in the Western desire for meaning at any price, for interpretation, for endless commentary. That is so. After this tremendous detour that we have all made through ideology, through radical criticism, through Freud and Marx, you will find in my work a return to writers I started with: Nietzsche and Hölderlin.
Baudrillard Live: Selected Interviews by Mike Gane