From: "John S. Howard" <howardjs@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 00:23:14 -0500
John Morss wrote:
> >Say, can you tell me what a deleuzian reading actually is
> dear wayne, the short answer is probably "no", but what interests me at the
> moment is the spatial vocabulary/imagery, which seems to me revolutionary;
> what you should be directed to is the "Bluffer's [cocktail party] Guide to
> Deleuze (and Guattari)" which members of this list could help you
> construct...snappy one-liners on the lines of Seymour-Smith's brilliant
> Bluffer's Guide to English Literature
> & note, *The Anti-Oedipus* (extra marks for the 'the')........
> and *Thousand Plateaus* (extra marks for deleting the 'the')....
> as Seymour-Smith says about a couple of books, you actually do have to read
> them; you do actually have to read Plateaus but (IMHO) you dont actually
> have to read The A-O; skimming it is fine; it's a throwaway, it's Lenny
> Bruce live (or was that Dave Letterman?)................
> John R Morss PhD
> Senior Lecturer, Education Department
> University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin
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> What's next for all of you -- cliff notes??
Having entered this discussion on the reductionist list to cribbing
concepts, perhaps we should just look at interesting starting places. I
think that grounding ideas in terms of space and codes requires a glance
at looking at Difference and Repetition. Rather surprisingly, Deleuze's
work here anticipates his later collaborations with Guattari. I would
also suggest, to move to the more radically militant side, that some of
you take a gander at Guattari's _Psychoanalyse et Transversalitie_.
John S. Howard
Saint Louis University
School of Law and Department of English