The Oulipo and the Naked City

Episode 9 · November 8th, 2018 · 1 hr 28 mins

About this Episode

Jake and Phil are joined by Olivia Garard (@teaandtactics) of The Strategy Bridge ( to discuss Oulipo member Anne Garréta's "On Bookselves" and Guy Debord’s “The Naked City”

Works cited:

R.O. Kwon, In Defense of Keeping Books Spine In

Anne Garréta, On Bookselves

Wittgenstein's private language argument

Borges, The Library of Babel

Daniel Dennett, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Phil Klay, What We're Fighting For

Michel Houellebecq's face

Guy Debord, The Naked City

Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle

Michel de Certeu, The Practice of Everyday Life

Marc Auge, Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity

Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Isaac Babel, Guy de Maupaussant

Audio Clip:
Method Man at Def Jam offices in 1994