Gilles Deleuze / Edition 1

Gilles Deleuze / Edition 1

by Claire Colebrook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415246342

ISBN-13: 9780415246347

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Why think? Not, according to Gilles Deleuze, in order to be clever, but because thinking transforms life. Why read literature? Not for pure entertainment, Deleuze tells us, but because literature can recreate the boundaries of life. With his emphasis on creation, the future and the enhancement of life, along with his crusade against 'common sense', Deleuze offers

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Why think? Not, according to Gilles Deleuze, in order to be clever, but because thinking transforms life. Why read literature? Not for pure entertainment, Deleuze tells us, but because literature can recreate the boundaries of life. With his emphasis on creation, the future and the enhancement of life, along with his crusade against 'common sense', Deleuze offers some of the most liberating, exhilarating ideas in twentieth-century thought. This book offers a way in to Deleuzean thought through such topics as:
* 'becoming'
* time and the flow of life
* the ethics of thinking
* 'major' and 'minor' literature
* difference and repetition
* desire, the image and ideology.
Written with literature students in mind, this is the ideal guide for students wishing to think differently about life and literature and in this way to create their own new readings of literary texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415246347
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Critical Thinkers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
415,342
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Why Deleuze?1
Key Ideas9
1Powers of thinking: philosophy, art and science11
2Cinema: perception, time and becoming29
3Machines, the untimely and deterritorialisation55
4Transcendental empiricism69
5Desire, ideology and simulacra91
6Minor literature: the power of eternal return103
7Becoming125
After Deleuze147
Further Reading153
Works cited161
Index165

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