Front cover for The Repeater Book of Heroism: a red cover with white and yellow text designed to look like it's jumping off the page in a comic book style

300 pp HB PLC 197 x 130 mm
£14.99 / $20.95
Literary Essays / Politics / Cultural Studies
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The Repeater Book of Heroism

Tariq Goddard & Alex Niven (editors)

“I don’t have any heroes, they’re all useless”, opined John Lydon in 1976.

In these personal, provocative essays, the authors behind the uncompromising project that is Repeater Books come together to redefine the idea of the hero for a twenty-first-century public which desperately needs something to believe in.

From Eric Cantona to Wile E. Coyote, Bruno Latour to Paula Rego, forgotten legends and anonymous family members, this compendium of extraordinary human behaviour is essential reading for anyone who has ever thought that, despite what Jean-Paul Sartre said, heaven is other people.

Tariq Goddard is an award-winning novelist and the publisher of Repeater Books.

Alex Niven
lectures at Newcastle University and is the author of New Model Island.

Grace Blakeley is a staff writer at Tribune and a research fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR). She is the author of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation.

Peter Fleming is a professor at the University of London and the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the author of several books, including The Worst is Yet to Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide.

Mat Osman is the bassist and a founding member of iconic British rock band Suede, and the author of The Ruins.

Joy White is Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire and the author of Terraformed: Young Black Lives in the Inner-City.

Repeater intends to add its voice to those movements that wish to enter history