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Idler 46: Free Spirits


To celebrate 20 years of the Idler, we have brought together over fifty interviews from the vaults into a bumper conversations issue: Free Spirits.


It’s an impressive list of free thinkers and radicals, and includes interviews with Terence …


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The Idler 43: Back to the Land



This is the 2010 edition of the Idler. It is bound in fine cloth and printed on exceptionally high quality paper. It features a major interview with David Hockney about the historical shifts in control of images. There …


Idler 45: The Utopia Issue

Idler 45 is a sumptuously produced collection of essays loosely themed around the idea of utopia. As well as fresh modern contributions, we have republished excerpts from Thomas More’s Utopia and William Morris’s News From Nowhere.
It features the …


The Idler 44: Mind Your Business


The 2011 issue of the Idler is devoted to the idea of small business as an alternative to the grind of the nine-to-five.


There is an introduction by editor Tom Hodgkinson who attempts to outline an idler’s business …


Issue 42: Smash the System


This is the first book-style 350 page Idler, now in its third edition with red cloth cover and black lettering.


It’s a collection of radical essays with contributions from Alain De Botton, Penny Rimbaud, John Mitchinson, Jay Griffiths, …


Idler 14: Breakout

In conversation with great train robber BRUCE REYNOLDS
a new short story from WILL SELF…

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