Gilles Deleuze: Travels in Literature / Edition 1

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Overview

Gilles Deleuze's writing is permeated with references to literature. Deleuze repeatedly asserted that he was not a literary critic, and yet he provides exhilarating and brilliantly original interactions with literary texts. This study sets up in-depth encounters between Deleuze's thought and some of the writers who fascinated him (T.E. Lawrence, Melville, D.H. Lawrence, Tournier, Beckett). Using travel as a transversal theme, the book demonstrates the productivity of a Deleuzian frame of reference when applied to literary texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230517530
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/20/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Bryden is Professor of European Literature at Cardiff University, UK. She was previously Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Reading, and Co-Director of the Beckett International Foundation. Her extensive publications on Samuel Beckett and Gilles Deleuze include Samuel Beckett and the Idea of God, and the edited collection Deleuze and Religion.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• List of Abbreviations
• Introduction Travelling by Camel: T.E. Lawrence and the Portability of Shame
• Travel by Sea: Herman Melville
• Travelling Inwards: D.H. Lawrence
• Land-to-Air Travel: Michel Tournier
• Travelling on Foot and Bicycle: Self-Locomotion in Samuel Beckett
• Afterword: Strobic Travelling with Hélène Cixous
• Works Cited

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