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Written by Lars IyerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lars Iyer

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Melville House
  • On Sale: January 29, 2013
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-61219-182-9 (1-61219-182-7)
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about this book

A satisfyingly highbrow black comedy about the collapse of Western academic institutions under the weight of neoliberal economics and crushing, widespread idiocy.

Lars and W., the two preposterous philosophical anti-heroes of Spurious and Dogma–called “Uproarious” by the New York Times Book Review–return and face a political, intellectual, and economic landscape in a state of total ruination.

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, miserable decades of 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.

“The final volume in Iyer’s gloomily brilliant trilogy about a toxic friendship between unfortunate philosophy dons, boozing and bitching in the great tradition of Beckett’s double acts.” – The Guardian