T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism

Author(s): Hakim Bey


The underground cult bestseller! Essays that redefine the psychogeographical nooks of autonomy. Recipes for poetic terror, anarcho -black magic, post-situ psychotropic surgery, denunciations of spiritual addictions to vapid infotainment cults - this is the bastard classic, the watermark impressed upon our minds. Where conscience informs praxis, and action infects consciousness, T.A.Z. is beginning to worm its way into above-ground culture. This book offers inspired blasts of writing, from slogans to historical essays, on the need to insert revolutionary happiness into everyday life through poetic action, and celebrating the radical optimism present in outlaw cultures. It should appeal to alternative thinkers and punks everywhere, as it celebrates liberation, love and poetic living. The new edition contains the full text of Chaos: The Broadsheets of Ontological Anarchism, the complete communiques and flyers of the Association fo Ontological Anarchy, the long essay 'The Temporary Autonomous Zone,' and a new preface by the author.

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'Who is Hakim Bey? I love him!' - Timothy Leary; 'Exquisite...' - Allen Ginsberg; 'Hard-line dada/surrealism' - Rudy Rucker; 'A Blake angel on bad acid' - Robert Anton Wilson; 'Scares the shit out of us' - Church of the SubGenius; 'A literary masterpiece...' - Freedom; 'A linguistic romp...' - Colin Wilson

Hakim Bey is an American political writer, essayist, and poet, known for first proposing the concept of the Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ), based on a historical review of pirate utopias.

Acknowledgments; Preface to the Second Edition; Chaos: The Broadsheets on Ontological Anarchism; Communiques of the Association For Ontological Anarchy; The Temporary Autonomous Zone

General Fields

  • : 9781570271519
  • : Autonomedia
  • : Autonomedia
  • : 0.135
  • : January 2004
  • : 172mm X 114mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hakim Bey
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : English
  • : 148
  • : Illustrations