With philosophy professors being moved to badminton departments and gin in short supply — although not short enough — the two hapless intellectuals embark on a relentless mission. Well, several relentless missions. For one, they must help gear a guerilla philosophy movement — conducted outside the academy, perhaps under bridges — that will save the study of philosophy after the long intellectual desert known as the early 21st-century. For another, they must save themselves, perhaps by learning to play badminton after all. Gin isn’t free, you know.
Further: ‘Impossible literature’, Antônio Xerxenesky interviews Lars Iyer for 3:AM / ‘Literary melancholy’, David Winters’ 2011 interview with Iyer / ‘Kafka’s beard’ & ‘Neck & neck with the apocalypse’ Anna Aslanyan reviews Spurious & Dogma / Iyer interviewed by Kevin Breathnach for Totally Dublin, Grant Maierhofer for HTMLGIANT & Juliet Jacques for New Statesman / Iyer in Full Stop / 10 literary frenemies / ‘Nude in your hot tub, facing the abyss (a literary manifesto after the end of literature & manifestos)’.
First posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013.