New York: Semiotext(e), 1985. 1st Edition. 12mo, publisher's printed stiff paper wraps.
"The old philosopher's stone could convert base metals into gold. Now humans, real estate, social relations are converted into electronic signs carried in an electronic plasma. The dream of magical control has never been exorcised. Perhaps, after all, modern capitalism is a great factory for the production of angels." First edition of American novelist Sol Yurick’s first book of nonfiction. Mixing elements of sociology, metaphysics, and philosophy, Yurick's strange and prescient extended essay predicts a world where the capitalist class seeks to immortalize itself through galactic flows of information. Issued as part of Semiotext(e)'s Foreign Agents series, credited with introducing several prominent intellectuals into the English speaking world, including Michel Foucault, Paul Virilio, and Jean Baudrillard. Ink ownership monogram to front endpaper. Moderate rubbing to joints, spine-ends and edges. Very good. Item #2469