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Jean-François Revel from A to Z (L’Abécédaire)



Original Language: French | 225 pp. | November 2016

2 Seas Represents: World Excl. French.

With preface by Mario Vargas Llosa

Jean-François Revel’s brilliant thinking is celebrated in an A to Z that hits you with its explosive humor – L’Express 

A selection of texts from a ‘master thinker’ who passed away ten years ago. Quite enough to put some ideas back in place. – Challenges

Allary Editions has had the delicious idea of gathering a collection of the thoughts of the philosopher and journalist, Jean-François Revel – Le Point

Here is an instructive, entertaining and stimulating look at his life, his ideas, his method, his tastes and his moods, his curiosities, his indignations, his refusal of conformity – Le Journal du Dimanche 

To read on the tenth anniversary of Jean-François Revel’s death. – Le Figaro Littéraire


The best way to (re)discover the humor and intelligence of one of the sharpest minds of the twentieth century.

Philosopher and journalist Jean-François Revel (1924 – 2006) was one of the sharpest minds of the second half of the twentieth century.

This A to Z (based on the model of Gilles Deleuze from A to Z, which enabled Deleuze to bring his thinking to the general public), is a ‘digest’ of Revel’s work. The extracts are the best way to (re)discover his humor and witticisms.

Three top experts on Jean-François Revel, including Pierre Boncenne, the author of For Jean-François Revel (Pour Jean-François Revel) have selected the essentials of his work.