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Deleuze's literary clinic: criticism and the politics of symptoms

Tynan, Aidan ORCID: 2012. Deleuze's literary clinic: criticism and the politics of symptoms. Plateaus: New Directions in Deleuze Studies, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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Aidan 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.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748650552
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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:02

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