1932595082 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 108 p. Audience: General/trade. If we are to survive, we must remember the wisdom in this powerful and poetic book. Garden of Peculiarities will in time, I believe, become a classic. Jes?s Sep?lveda shows us how to remember what we already know in our bodies. Derrick Jensen, author of A Language Older Than Words Profundity is sometimes delivered in small packages. This is one of those times. Ward Churchill, author of Acts of Rebellion In Garden of Peculiarities, Jes?s Sep?lveda intertwines the learned language of an academician with the common sense of a campesino, and the resulting philosophy is post-everything in its insistence on human experience and expectation as they evolved to be. Chellis Glendinning, author of My Name Is Chellis and I m in Recovery from Western Civilization We have needed Garden of Peculiarities. Far from the constricted academic style, the counter-politics of Sep?lveda represents, as few texts do, the new emerging thought of Latin America, and it proves it is possible to build an anti-neoliberal and anti-globalization bridge between the First World and Southern Hemisphere societies. Lagos Nilsson, author of Contracultura y provocaci?n Jes?s Sep?lveda is a Chilean green anarchist with roots in Spain, Italy and Eugene, Oregon. His important work is both critical and inspirational, a human-and plant-centered antidote to the globalist technocracy. Appearing for the first time in its English language edition, Garden of Peculiarities is considered by major anarchist thinkers to be the primary twenty-first century anarchist essay, in the way that Guy Debord s Society of the Spectacle influenced political thought in the late twentieth century.
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Penned by Chilean anarchist Jeszs Sepzlveda, "The Garden of Peculiarities is a substantial 21st-century anarchist essay. Previously published in Spanish and Portuguese, it makes the case for neo-primitivism, or green anarchy, as the best tool for activists battling mega-corporate globalization. Written in terse, pointed prose, the book thoughtfully analyzes the deficiencies of postindustrial culture and explores the best human and plant-centered alternatives for dealing with them.