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A collection of articles commemorating the 450th anniversary of the death of Etienne de La Boétie. Below is a short description in French:
“Célébration nationale des 450 ans de la mort d’Etienne de La Boétie – 96 pages grand format; 27 contributions d’intellectuels, d’artistes, de personnalités engagées. Tirage anniversaire unique à 500 exemplaires numérotés.“
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Below is a link to a very interesting exhibition by the Gandhi Information Center entitled “Étienne de La Boétie – Against Voluntary Servitude – Discourse on the fall of tyrants” that was first put on display at Berlin’s Anti-War-Museum during the early months of 2012.
A short description of the exhibition by its creators:
“The exhibition focuses on La Boétie’s famous essay as well as its
reception by people such as Michel de Montaigne, Leo Tolstoy, Ernst
Friedrich, and, of course, Gustav Landauer who re-discovered the essay in
the early 20th century and reprinted large parts of it in his anarchist
periodical “Der Sozialist” in 1910.“
For those interested, a CD-Rom copy of all the panels of the exhibition can be delivered upon request (to exhibit in your local community, etc.).
“58 351 caractères, 48 m2, 67 lignes, 1167 mètres, 12 marqueurs noirs, 16 jours d’écriture“
In 2010, French artist Arno Fabre copied the entire text of the Discours de la servitude volontaire on the walls of a room in the Maison La Boétie, in Sarlat.
Here you can find additional information (in French and in English) about Fabre’s installation “La chambre d’Etienne“.