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Title: The Alternative Communities of Alexander Trocchi
Author(s): Tasker, Gillian
Contact Email: gill.tasker@stir.ac.uk
Editor(s): Lyall, S
Citation: Tasker G (2016) The Alternative Communities of Alexander Trocchi. In: Lyall S (ed.) Community in Modern Scottish Literature. SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature, 25. Amsterdam: Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 124-142. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004317451_008
Keywords: Alexander Trocchi
Jean-Paul Satre
existentialism
subjectivity
sigma
situationist
international
Merlin
counterculture
Cold War
1950s
1960s
alternative communities
Issue Date: 16-Apr-2016
Series/Report no.: SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature, 25
Abstract: This chapter analyses Alexander Trocchi’s centrality to the formation of three alternative communities throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Charting Trocchi’s role in the formation of the magazine Merlin through to the Situationist International in Paris, then project sigma in London, it is argued that these countercultural communities were rooted in Trocchi’s longstanding interest in existential philosophy. The chapter determines that Trocchi promoted a model of radical subjectivity as a strategic means to react against the stifling conservatism of the moral status quo, while also offering an alternative to the paralysing political dichotomy of the Cold War.
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DOI Link: 10.1163/9789004317451_008

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