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On the edge of the world man sits and laughs

Philipp Weiss

On the edge of the world man sits and laughs

In On the edge of the world man sits and laughs, Philipp Weiss recounts the world’s transformation during the Anthropocene – that epoch of earth’s history in which the human being became the central constitutive power. Between France and Japan, from the 19th to the 21st century, this bold novel depicts a Panopticon of our fleeting reality. Each one of the five volumes has its own form: encyclopaedia, manga, novella, audio-transcription and notebook.

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