“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wordsworth and Deleuze

I was happy to read this essay by Ron Broglio on an anti-Oedipal Wordsworth. When I first came to the USA I used the term “body without organs” and no-one but Arkady Plotnitsky knew what the heck I was talking about...

I also started reading Georg Büchner's novel Lenz, translated by another old colleague, Richard Sieburth. The beginning of Anti-Oedipus is a homage to it. The schizo stroll. Very beautifully written. It was hard for me to get back into Deleuze and Guattari while facing up to my brother's schizophrenia.

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