Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj

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In an extraordinary exchange of letters, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek and imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova discuss artistic subversion, political activism, and the future of democracy via the ideas of Hegel, Deleuze, Nietzsche, and even Laurie Anderson. Touching, erudite, sharp, and worldly, their correspondence unfolds with poetic urgency. Two radicals, one in a Russian forced labour camp, the other writing to her from far outside its walls, show passionately across linguistic and generational divides that 'there is still a common cause worth fighting for.' Touching, erudite, and worldly, their correspondence unfolds with poetic urgency.

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We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing us to sound the note A when everyone else is used to hearing G flat. --Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
An extraordinary exchange of letters. --Guardian

Elegant and feisty.
– Ms. Magazine

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a Russian conceptual artist, activist, and one of the founding members of Pussy Riot. Sentenced to two years imprisonment for her political activities, she was until recently held captive in a prison hospital in Siberia. Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher, academic, and cultural critic. His books include Living in the End Times; First as Tragedy, Then as Farce; In Defense of Lost Causes; six volumes of the Essential Zizek; and many more.

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