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DE LA MISERE EN MILIEU ETUDIANT. 1966. TRUE FIRST EDITION.

£750.00

Strasbourg, Union Nationale des Etudiants de France Association Federative Generale des Etudiants de Strasboug,1966

21.5 x 13.5cm, 28pp plus original blue wrappers. The first edition of this cause de scandale which was published by mis-appropriated funds when five pro-Situationist students formed an anarchist appreciation society in Strasbourg, infiltrated the student-union and invited the SI to write a critique about the university and intellectual society in general. The book (despite the collective imprint) was, in actuality, written by IS activist Mustapha Khayati (some later reference books have however claimed Debord wrote the text) who took his chance to attack the failures of the students and the institutions of the University with vigour. A predictable reaction took place and the responsible students were suspended, expelled and had legal action taken against them. Thus beginning a direct chain of events that led to the disturbances at the Sorbonne two years later. Despite the fact 10,000 copies of this book were printed it is a rare find. The blue wrappers of this copy have faded to green and brown and there are very minor stains on the back cover but overall this is a very good+ copy of this important document which has been reprinted many times since in other forms.

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