From: "Charles J. Stivale" <C_Stivale@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 07:34:20 -0500
At 10:37 PM 11/19/1999 GMT, you wrote:
>For Charles Stivale-- I was browsing through titles at amazon.com and I
>noticed that you've written a book on D&G! Cool! I'd buy it but I need to
>buy Difference and Repitition and Logic of Sense first and books are
Gee, what a choice. My book or D&R and LofS. Hmm. You need some stocking
stuffers for Christmas, it sounds like to me, BIG stockings too.
> So you've actually met the men? What are they like?
The easiest non-answer is to refer you to ch.9 of the book (since I seem
truly to be in a cyber-narcissistic mode), my non-interview with Deleuze,
and to the longer chapter 8, the interview with Guattari. That will give
you a sense of them. Of course, viewing Deleuze's Abecedaire will either
complicate or clear up your impression of Deleuze, probably both.
>send me a summary of your book?
Here is what I have stolen from the Guilford Web site about it (I think I
wrote this at some point in the murky past -- in for a penny, in for pound):
French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix
Guattari worked together extensively from the 1960s
into the 1990s, and the resulting "intersections" of
their different sensibilities and modes of knowing
fueled powerful alternatives to Marxian and
psychoanalytic orthodoxies. Yet readers approaching
Deleuze and Guattari's works are often frustrated by
the paucity or unfamiliarity of specific examples that
might clarify their complex arguments. This timely
volume [coff coff] "animates" key concepts and terminology by
applying them to provocative readings of literary
texts, films, and cultural phenomena--from APOCALYPSE NOW to Cajun music
Drawing extensively from primary and critical
sources to elucidate Deleuze and Guattari's
theoretical contributions, Stivale reinvigorates their
"two-fold thought" for use as an analytical tool in the
humanities and social sciences. The book also offers
a clear introduction to the precollaborative phase of
with Guattari, and the first-time English translation of
a 1967 essay by Deleuze.
1. Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari: Situating a "Two-Fold Thought"
I. From Schizoanalysis to Rhizomatics
2. "Apocalypse...When?: 1972/1979, Of One or Several Willards
3. The Rhizomatics of Cyberspace
II. Machines, Plateaus, Becomings
4. New Cartographies: From Kafka to A Thousand Plateaus
5. Mille/Punks/Cyber/Plateaus: Becomings-x
6. Nomad Love and the War Machine: Michel Tournier's Gilles and Jeanne
7. Of Heccéités and Ritournelles: Movement and Affect in the Cajun Dance Arena
8. Pragmatic/Machinic: Discussion with Félix Guattari (19 March 1985)
9. Comments on a Meeting with Gilles Deleuze (18 March 1985)
10. Comment peut-on 'etre deleuzien'?: Pursuing a 'Two-Fold Thought'
Structuralism?, translated by Melissa McMahon and Charles J. Stivale