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Publication Announcements

Gloss will be a web quarterly featuring both text and art, and its first issue is tentatively scheduled for appearance in the fall of 2001. This is a non-profit (i.e., money-losing) venture that, I hope, will continue to lose money for rest of my life. Civilization is expensive, after all.

Gloss will publish fiction, non-fiction, art, and critical articles. All submissions will be read (or viewed) by an editorial board consisting of both creative writers and scholars.

All interesting fiction and poetry is welcome. Non-fiction and scholarly articles should be of general interest. Art will consist of anything that can be posted to a web-site in the form of a graphic.

As with most journals, authors will retain copyright, as Gloss seeks first North American serial publication rights only.

Though Gloss will be based in Las Vegas, Nevada, its outlook will be universal.

For an idea of what types of material Gloss will be publishing, please read:

  1. 1. The Barcelona Review

  2. 2. The Atlantic Monthly

  3. 3. The Journal of Mundane Behavior

  4. 4. Arts & Letters Daily

  5. 5. Web del Sol

I welcome any suggestions, ideas, and contributions, no matter how far-fetched or critical. Right now, I am drafting a manifesto, and I am in the process of begging people to join an editorial board.

Anyone interested in further information should contact me by emailing, or by visiting the website at

a journal of arts & ideas


Text—Special Issue 2

Announcing the third commissioned work for Text Special Issue 2: Writing On-line/On-line Writing. “Frgmnt_Four,” by Reiner Strasser and David Knoebel, combines image, voice, text, and interactive buttons to create an engaging poetic experience. You can experience this new piece at

The authors are also on the Text_On_line e-mail discussion list and await your feedback. You may start sending messages to members of this group at

If you would like to subscribe to the list and have not received an invitation, send an e-mail to You can also unsubscribe at any time:

You may also visit the Yahoo! Groups web site to modify your subscriptions:
This group is hosted by Griffith University, School of Arts, Gold Coast, Australia.


Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle: New Translation

Ken Knabb’s new translation of Chapter 4 of Guy Debord’s The Society Of The Spectacle is online at

Debord’s book, perhaps the most important radical book of the 20th century, has been translated into over a dozen languages. There have been five or six different versions in English alone. This new translation of Chapter 4 incorporates the best renderings from previous versions but strives for increased clarity and accuracy.

Chapter 4 deals primarily with concrete historical events, revealing the practical implications of ideas that are expressed more abstractly in the other chapters.

Its topics include Hegel, Marx, Bakunin, Lenin, Lukacs, anarchism, utopian socialism, reformism, fascism, Bolshevism, Stalinism, Trotskyism, the Russian revolution, the Spanish revolution, Third World movements, workers councils, revolutionary organization, and the nature of the new revolt that Debord saw coming—the revolt that burst into full view in 1968, less than a year after the original publication of the book.

The Bureau of Public Secrets website features numerous texts by and about Guy Debord and other members of the Situationist International, the notorious avant-garde group that helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in France.

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mark(s) v. 2.02

mark(s) v. 2.02 features poets Reed Bye and John Sinclair, fiction by Dayana Stetco, an experimental essay by Robin Tremblay-McGaw, visual artists Carole Harris...

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