By turns lyrical, acerbic and fabular, Federico Campagna updates existentialism for the 21st century. If death is certain, surely we can't afford to sacrifice our lives to the pointless labour which capital demands of us. Why do we continue to waste our lives doing it? What are the invisible bonds that keep us in servitude? The Last Night exposes the fondly held delusions that stop us from confronting these challenges - but, beware leftists and anarchists, it is our assumptions that the book dismisses most ruthlessly. --Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism: is there no alternative?
Effortlessly moving between politics, philosophy and autobiography, Campagna has created an ethical code that can function as an everyday compass for the lost generation of adventurers. And we are in desperate need of new maps. --Simon Critchley
If God is dead then why do we worship work? Federico Campagna's provocative and poetic manifesto suggests we will not be atheists until we stop believing in capitalism. Contesting the abstractions that rule our lives The Last Night is an ethical manual for our warfare without welfare present. --Benjamin Noys
About the Author
Federico Campagna (1984, Italy) is a writer based in London. He is the founder and editor of the online multilingual platform for critical writing Through Europe, and the editor of the volume 'What We Are Fighting For' (2012, Pluto Press). His writing focuses mostly on anarchist ethics.