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Semiotext(e) is an independent publisher of critical theory, fiction, philosophy, art criticism, activist texts and non-fiction. Founded in 1974. Semiotext(e) began as a journal that emerged from a semiotics reading group led by Sylvère Lotringer at Columbia University. 

Best known for its introduction of French theory to American readers, Semiotext(e) has been one of America’s most influential independent presses since its inception more than three decades ago. Publishing works of theory, fiction, madness, economics, satire, sexuality, science fiction, activism and confession, Semiotext(e’)s highly curated list has famously melded high and low forms of cultural expression into a nuanced and polemical vision of the present.

“Semiotext(e) is an ever-evolving distributor of cutting edge theory and avant-garde literature that holds true to its “punk rock” way of never becoming the status quo… a consistently unpredictable distributor of the most daring thoughts to hit and rise from American shores.”—Karissa Lang

“Semiotext(e) invented a new plateau of thought which is dizzyingly complex and deeply subjective… at once responsible to the past and bravely forward looking.” —Avital Ronell