07 February 2018

A Splutter of Musketry – Britain and America’s Destruction of Iranian Democracy (Part Two)

In the second part of his essay on the role of MI6 and the CIA in the Iranian coup of 1953, No Less Than Mystic author John Medhurst covers the coup itself and its aftermath.   The response of the AIOC to the Iranian parliament’s agreement to Mossadegh’s nationalisation proposal


06 February 2018

Watch Kodwo Eshun’s inaugural Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture

The Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture is hosted annually in January by the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Each time, a speaker will be invited to engage with the themes and ideas written about by Mark with an eye to taking them further or, indeed, somewhere else. For


01 February 2018

Say hello to Jon, our new US/Canada publicist

All of us at Repeater Books would like to welcome our new US/Canada publicist, Jon Maunder. As an introduction to Jon, we’d like to share with you this article he wrote last year for the Chicago Review of Books on Chicago’s literary history. In the words of Nelson Algren, Chicago “forever


31 January 2018

A Splutter of Musketry – Britain and America’s Destruction of Iranian Democracy (Part One)

How did the CIA and MI6 orchestrate a coup d’etat in Iran in 1953? In this new, two-part essay, No Less Than Mystic author John Medhurst looks at how Britain and the USA destroyed democracy in Iran to protect their own economic and political interests, and how the legacy of this is


25 January 2018

Mark Fisher on The Fall

To commemorate the passing of Mark E Smith, below is Mark Fisher’s analysis of The Fall’s Grotesque (After the Gramme), from The Weird and the Eerie (2016).   “Body a tentacle mess”: The Grotesque and The Weird: The Fall The word grotesque derives from a type of Roman ornamental design first discovered


15 January 2018

Read an extract from A Threat of the First Magnitude

You can now read an extract from Aaron J Leonard and Conor A Gallagher’s A Threat of the First Magnitude – FBI Counterintelligence and Infiltration from the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union 1962-1974 on Truthout! In their new book, A Threat of the First Magnitude, Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher explore the