(London): (BCM/Situationist International), [ca. early '70s]. Reprint. Wraps. 8vo. Pictorial card wraps. Very good. Light wear, soil externally. Interior clean and bright throughout. 29pp. Very good. Item #24288
One of many editions of this key situationist text, among which many were unauthorized; but this edition published by the official British wing of the Situationist Intertnational, with their introductory text. Originally titled DE LA MISÈRE EN MILIEU ÉTUDIANT, the text was written in 1966 by the situationist Mustapha Khayati, in collaboration with the Strasbourg student union. After its publication, the text was met with immense public opprobrium, resulting in the shutting-down of the student union by federal courts, but the book remained pivotal for the student movement and helped set the stage for the massive student/worker protests of May 1968. A particularly charming version, illustrated on its covers and throughout the text with segments from the Marxist comic strip produced by Strasbourg students, "The Return of the Durutti Column."