It’s official!

Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory is set to be released later this summer. I’m very excited about this.

Update on a frequently asked question

This weekend I talked to an editor at Stanford who mentioned that The Kingdom and the Glory is now actually in production. She did not mention any specific timeline, but if I had to venture a ballpark figure based on my experience with The Sacrament of Language, I’d say it seems likely to come out in the next year. Of course, The Kingdom and the Glory is a much longer book with a much more complex and varied body of citations, so things may accordingly take a bit longer — but I’m excited for it to come out because I’ve been wanting to talk to people about it.

Frequently Asked Question

Yes, a translation of Agamben’s Il Regno e la Gloria is planned. As of now, two translators are under contract with Stanford University Press and are working on it, but it won’t be coming out for quite a while — you probably have ample time to learn to read Italian by then. Failing that, it has been translated into French and (I believe) German.