Filmmaker Chris Marker, 1921-2012

David Ames Curtis, the curator of the Cornelius Castoriadis/Agora International Website, incuded this announcement in the latest issue of his e-mail newsletter (dated July 31). • • • Death of Chris Marker We have just learned of the death of Chris Marker (July 29, 1921 – July 29, 2012, born Christian-François Bouche-Villeneuve), poet, essayist, critic, translator and […]

Castoriadis In Translation II

David Ames Curtis has added a “pre-script” to his critique of Helen Arnold’s translation of A Society Adrift by Cornelius Castoriadis (for an introduction to the matter, see my earlier post, “Castoriadis In Translation“). The particulars of the ongoing conflict are a little hard to follow (in addition to Arnold, it involves the Castoriadis […]

Claude Lefort, 1924-2010

The French philosopher and political theorist Claude Lefort has passed away at the age of 86. Lefort was a co-thinker of Cornelius Castoriadis when the two worked together on the journal Socialisme or Barbarie (Lefort’s pseudonym was Montal). He last contributed to the journal in 1956 and split with Henri Simon to form a group […]

Castoriadis in Translation

David Ames Curtis has long been identified with the work of philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997), one of the founding members of the French revolutionary group Socialism or Barbarism, which published an influential journal from 1949 to 1965. Curtis has championed Castoriadis’s writings and has been responsible for most of the translations that have published in […]