Kristian Williams spoke on TFSR about his newest book Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde. MKE Lit Supply has transcribed this interview and turned it into a zine. The intersection of queerness and anarchy, as well as the relationship between socialism and individualism, and prison politics (and abolition) is discussed at length, as well as Wilde’s work and how it related to these ideas.
In addition to the interview, we have included Wilde’s poem “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a remarkable condemnation of the British penal system, which as Kristian notes, had been a text often referred to by anarchists and abolitionists up through the 1960s and 70s.
You can listen to the interview here.
If you’d like to know more about author Kristian Williams, check out his website here.
You can purchase the book here.
A printable PDF of the zine can be found here.