Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007

October 31, 2020
Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007

A dizzying trip through the mind(s) of the provocativeand influential thinker Nick Land.During the 1990s British philosopher Nick Land's unique work,variously described as "rabid nihilism," "mad black deleuzianism,"and "cybergothic," developed perhaps the only rigorous andculturally-engaged escape route out of the malaise of "continentalphilosophy" —a route that was implacably blocked by the academy.However, Land's work has continued to exert an influence, boththrough the British "speculative realist" philosophers who studiedwith him, and through the many cultural producers—writers, artists,musicians, filmmakers—who have been invigorated by hisuncompromising and abrasive philosophical vision.Beginning with Land's early radical rereadings of Heidegger,Nietzsche, Kant and Bataille, the volume collects together thepapers, talks and articles of the mid-90s—long the subject ofrumour and vague legend (including some work which has neverpreviously appeared in print)—in which Land developed hisfuturistic theory-fiction of cybercapitalism gone amok; and endswith his enigmatic later writings in which Ballardian fictions,poetics, cryptography, anthropology, grammatology and the occultare smeared into unrecognisable hybrids.Fanged Noumena gives a dizzying perspective on the entiretrajectory of this provocative and influential thinker's work, andhas introduced his unique voice to a new generation of readers.