Richard Appignanesi

Richard Appignanesi graduated with a doctorate in classical art history. He was the founder and co-director of the Writers & Readers Publishing Cooperative and Icon Books where he originated the internationally acclaimed Introducing series. His own best-selling titles written for that series include Freud, Postmodernism and Existentialism. He is the author of the fiction trilogy Italia Perversa (Stalin's Orphans, The Mosque and Destroying America) and the recent novel Yukio Mishima's Report to the Emperor. He is currently associate editor of the art and culture journal Third Text and reviews editor of the policy and futures studies journal Futures. He is presently at work on two new explanations of existentialism, Is There Meaning? and The Age of Postculture.


Books by Richard Appignanesi

Introducing Graphic Guide Box Set - Why Am I Here?

Published: December 2014

A box set containing three enlightening, comic-book style Introducing Graphic Guides (Existentialism, Sartre and Camus) to help unlock the greatest mystery of all time - ourselves.

Introducing Existentialism

Published: September 2013

An erudite investigation of the philosophical and cultural movement that prioritises individual experience.

Introducing Postmodernism

Published: March 2008

An enjoyable, comic-style book on this enigmatic concept that has defined our cultural condition over the past twenty years.

Introducing Freud

Published: March 2008

An enjoyable comic-style book that offers an accessible and imaginative introduction to one of the world's great thinkers.

What do Existentialists Believe?

Published: November 2006

Lively and provocative new introduction to Existentialism

Introducing Existentialism

Published: May 2006

Introducing Postmodernism

Published: September 2004

This title is now available in a new format. Refer to Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide 9781840468496.

Introducing Freud

Published: September 2004

This title is now available in a new format. Refer to Freud: A Graphic Guide 9781840468519.

Introducing Postmodernism

Published: January 2004

Postmodernism and Big Science

Published: July 2002

Introducing Learning and Memory

Published: May 2002

Introducing Existentialism

Published: November 2001

Pope Pius XII condemned Existentialism for its terrifying nihilism. Anguish, despair, absurdity, nothingness . these concepts still have a power to scandalize. Do we find in them the quintessence of Existentialism? Or has Existentialism's popular appeal eclipsed its truth from us?

New edition of Lenin for Beginners

Published: October 2000

Lenin is the key to understanding the Russian Revolution. His dream was the creation of the world's first Socialist state. It was a short-lived dream that became a nightmare when Stalin rose to absolute power in 1929.

Introducing Freud

Published: June 1999

Introducing Postmodernism

Published: June 1999

Freud for Beginners

Published: March 1998

Postmodernism for Beginners

Published: June 1997

Postmodernism for Beginners

Published: May 1995

Lenin for Beginners

Published: November 1994

Freud for Beginners

Published: July 1992

Back to Authors List

homepage promo2-FABER