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Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism
by Christopher J. Lee
Ohio University Press, 2015
Paper: 978-0-8214-2174-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4535-8
Library of Congress Classification JC273.F36L44 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.01

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Psychiatrist, philosopher, and revolutionary, Frantz Fanon is one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. He presented powerful critiques of racism, colonialism, and nationalism in his classic books, Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961). This biography reintroduces Fanon for a new generation of readers, revisiting these enduring themes while also arguing for those less appreciated—namely, his anti-Manichean sensibility and his personal ethic of radical empathy, both of which underpinned his utopian vision of a new humanism. Written with clarity and passion, Christopher J. Lee’s account ultimately argues for the pragmatic idealism of Frantz Fanon and his continued importance today.



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