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Counter Arts

“Retreat Ahead”? F. Scott Fitzgerald, Andy Warhol, and J.G. Ballard.

The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G.Ballard (Wikipedia)

There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.”
-Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

When I read Barthes’ quote above it was, of course, anything but straightforward to understand what he was getting at. Of course, its point and significance lie in our attempt — if…

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