The Idler (Issue 35) War on Work

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Présentation de l'éditeur :

What is The Idler?

The Idler is a magazine (well, OK, like Granta it's published in book form, so perhaps it's a 'periodical') that celebrates freedom, fun and the fine art of doing nothing.

The Idler team believe that idleness is unjustly criticised in modern society when it is, in fact, a vital component of a happy life.

Each issue we bring you a unique and varied collection of features, reviews, interviews, short stories, photography, cartoons, art - and lots and lots of humour. We aim to comfort and inspire you with uplifting philosophy, satire and reflection, as well as giving practical information to help in the quest for the ultimate idle life.

Contributors to this edition:

Pete Doherty some exclusive writings
Keith Allen his A-Z of life and nude photos from his Naked Keith 2005 Tsunami Appeal calendar
Nicholas Blincoe on his ancestor who was the model for Oliver Twist
Chris Donald with a view from the loo
Jeremy Dellar contributing something folk art-ish
Richard Donkin ( Financial Times columnist) on medieval warriors and their distaste for work
Pat Kane attacks Will Hutton and the tradition of joyless pro-work propaganda
Holiday in Cambodia why Pnom Phen is an idler's paradise
Alex James on the joy of sheds
and Damien Hirst

Quatrième de couverture :

THE IDLER IS A MAGAZINE THAT CELEBRATES FREEDOM, FUN AND THE FINE ART OF DOING NOTHING.

READ IT NOW AND TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.

ISSUE 39: LIE BACK AND PROTEST

We are all agreed that there's a lot to complain about in contemporary society. Boredom, exploitation, an explosion of legislation and interference with our everyday freedoms: central government and big business seem to make life more difficult with each month that passes.

But do we really need to take to the streets to protest? Or would a more effective form of resistance be to take to our beds and quietly recreate our own lives? In this issue of the Idler, we reflect and philosophise on the notion of protest.

CORINNE MAIER interviews three French filmmakers making anti-work movies; we meet the brilliant history professor RONALD HUTTON. JAY GRIFFITHS writes on missionaries; JOHN NICHOLSON celebrates paradise; we ask whether there's any point in going to university and PENNY RIMBAUD reveals the meaning of life. Plus articles on the practical side of idling with advice on treehouse-building and beer-brewing.

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