An anthology of rare and never-before-seen essays and images from the history of egoism. Over two hundred pages of original translations, bibliographies, art, ephemera and more.
Discover rare photographic glimpses of pioneering egoists such as Dora Marsden and Benjamin R. Tucker, and delve into the visionary project to produce a Braille edition of Max Stirner’s magnum opus for the indomitable Helen Keller. Unearth a plethora of fascinating artifacts pertaining to Malfew Seklew, and be riveted by the astonishing revelation of Ragnar Redbeard’s brief yet impactful foray as a Canadian Socialist Provocateur.
This sixth issue of Der Geist is sure to delight and offend, but most of all, serve as an essential philosophical reference work for centuries to come.
DER GEIST: The Journal of Egoism from 1845 – 1945 | ISSUE 6 | Winter 2023
Paperback, 212 pages, $15
ISBN 978-1-944651-29-9, ISSN 2639-5339
Der Geist, (Trevor Blake, editor; Kevin I. Slaughter, co-editor) is an English-language journal for an international audience, publishing original scholarship on the philosophy of egoism. The journal is descriptive of the first century of egoism in print (from the 1845 publication of Der Einzige und sein Eigentum by Max Stirner to the end of 1945), not prescriptive in advocacy of egoism.
Introduction by the Editor 2
1. Max Stirner 7
Max Stirner’s Anarchist Gospel | A Dutch Review of Stirner’s Work | Anarchist Black Dragon | Max Stirner vs. Wahrheit-Sucher | “Celine Adele Marillier” | Pity and the Future | Max Stirner and the Grisette | Steven T. Byington’s Triple Score
2. Malfew Seklew 29
On “Bérnard’s Tour” | Minister Mocks Malfew | Stern Critique of Christian Socialist | Seklew Asks: Nietzsche to Blame? | Social Aristocrat Socialist Secretary | A Freak Among Reformers | No Guide for Anybody | Proletarians in Purgatory | No Justice for Malfew Seklew | “We’re All More or Less Nutty” | Not Seeking Work | Seklew Scolds Simpoleons, Supplies Sample Shilling Sericine Silk Set | No Detail Too Small!
3. Ragnar Redbeard 51
Redbeard in Canada | Desmond Selling George | Give the New Hand a Show! | A.D. in the O.E.D. | A Bogus Book | Australian Socialist Drinking Club | Redbeard’s Rough Stuff |“We Understand the Redbeard Philosophy” | Voima On Oikeus | Etc.
4. Dora Marsden 95
Dora Marsden for the Prosecution | The Freewomen of New York | Dora Marsden, unser aller Mutter | Dora Marsden Ephemera | Rare Portraits
5. Benjamin DeCasseres 107
Emmeline Pankhurst | Pyrrhonism and Acatalepsy | Balzac | The Borrowed Mirror
6. Friedrich Nietzsche 117
Nietzsche and a Braille Stirner for Hellen Keller | “Will Nietzsche Come Into Vogue…” | The Works of Friedrich Nietzsche | Alexander Tille Reads Egoism
7. Enzo Martucci 135
A Sketch of Martucci | An Excerpt from The Red Sect | Martucci on Stirner
8. Free Spirits 159
Peter Lamborn Wilson Has Passed | Hakim Bey: Real and Unreal | Vox Populi Vox Dei | Thompson at Rudolf Steiner Hall | Speakers’ Corner Anthology | Among the Anarchists | The True Comarade | Is This What You Call “Living?” | The Thirteenth Paragraph | Greeves Fisher, A Sketch | Dominance vs. Egoism | More Individualism | Individualism and Property | Why I am a Right-Wing Anarchist | Opening and Closing the Dil Pickle | Christmas a Joke! | “I” a poem | “I GO” a poem| A Letter to the Editors of Freedom | Enrico Arrigoni Bibliography | Photo of Benjamin R. Tucker | About the Editors