The five Bolognese who make up Wu Ming belonged to the historic core of the people who adopted the multiple name Luther Blissett in 1994 to put into practice a communicative guerrilla and cultural sabotage project (Luther Blissett. Pánico en las redes [Panic on the networks], Literatura Gris,, which came to an end with the highly successful novel Q (Mondadori, 1999). Blissett made us understand that mass culture is a central territory of conflict in advanced capitalism: a machine for producing collective myths waiting to be diverted or reshaped for subversive purposes.
The nervous writing in real time, full of discontinuities and fragments, of the book Esta revolución no tiene rostro. Escritos sobre literatura, catástrofes, mitopoiesis (This revolution has no name. Writings on literature, disasters, mythopoesis, Acuarela Libros, 2003), efficiently orders scattered texts which cover the cycle of global struggles in progress from "zapatismo" to the million people who cried out against war in Florence in November 2002. This book demonstrates Wu Ming's competence in understanding what Gramsci's lesson on the struggle for hegemony in popular culture means today politically; and that the cultural producer can only operate in conflict within the new productive forces and social contradictions.