Revolution: a reader collects texts from across many cultures and times and organizes them roughly along a chronology of living, from 'beginning', to 'childhood', 'education', 'adulthood' and 'death'. The book brings the embodied fact of revolution into the lived present by engaging readers with language that takes us there, no matter where we are to begin with. We are all in revolution, now. Reading can make this fact primary and conscious and shared. Heavily annotated throughout, the book is, quite literally, a conversation. The annotations, by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler—composed simultaneously and in response to one another—stitch a web of argument that links the book into a single thing, a reader. The book also features a narrative bibliography of revolution by David Brazil.
Please note that each studio to make an on-demand version of Revolution does so slightly differently and always in more than one volume.