Party Fun with Kant
Translated by James Reidel
6.75 x 7.75 inches, 192pp. September 2018
ISBN : 9780857425362
Rs 599.00 (PB)
Nicolas Mahler presents a clever and subtly comic story of philosophy, through hitherto unknown scenes from the life of 22 of the most famous philosophers. We are going to parties with Kant, to art exhibitions with Hegel, to the supermarket with Nietzsche, to the cinema with Deleuze, to a dream wedding with Simone de Beauvoir . . . . And even if nothing happens, we learn more about the lives, thoughts and feelings of each philosopher and laugh at the absurdity of our human existence.
Nicolas Mahler is a prolific writer and cartoonist. He has also reimagined Thomas Bernhard's controversial play The World Betterer as a graphic novel, which will be published in an English translation by Seagull Books in 2018.
James Reidel is poet, translator, editor and biographer. In addition to the works of Georg Trakl, he has translated novels by Franz Werfel and poetry by Thomas Bernhard, among others. He is the biographer of poet Weldon Kees and author of two volumes of poetry.