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Deleuze's Literary Clinic Criticism and the Politics of Symptoms

ISBN-10: 0748650555

ISBN-13: 9780748650552

Edition: 2012

Authors: Aidan Tynan

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The first study of Deleuze's critical and clinical projectAidan Tynan addresses Deleuze's assertion, that 'literature is an enterprise of health', and shows how a concern of health and illness was a characteristic of his philosophy as a whole, from his earliest works to his groundbreaking collaborations with Guattari, to his final, enigmatic statements on 'life'.He explains why alcoholism, anorexia, manic depression and schizophrenia are key concepts in Deleuze's literary theory, and shows how, with the turn to schizoanalysis, literature takes on a crucial political and ethical role in helping us to diagnose our present pathologies and articulate the possibilities of a health to come.Key Features • The first book length study of Deleuze's critical and clinical project and the conceptualisations of health and illness he developed over the course of his career • Uses the idea of the literary clinic to unify Deleuze's literary theory with the political critique he developed with Guattari, and argues in this way for a distinctively Deleuzian critical practice • Draws on Deleuze conceptualisations of health and illness to reassess his relationship to key thinkers such as Spinoza, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud and Melanie Klein and literary figures such as Melville F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kafka, Beckett and Artaud
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Aidan Tynan received a PhD from the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. He has edited a special issue of the journal Deleuze Studies entitled 'Deleuze and the Symptom'.

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: From Symptomatology to Schizoanalysis
A Case of Thought
The Paradox of the Body and the Genesis of Form and Content
Symptoms, Repetition and the Productive Death Instinct
The Identity of the Critical and the Clinical
The People to Come
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index