Gilles Deleuze and F lix Guattari: Intersecting Lives

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Columbia University Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 651 pages
In May 1968, Gilles Deleuze was an established philosopher teaching at the innovative Vincennes University, just outside of Paris. Félix Guattari was a political militant and the director of an unusual psychiatric clinic at La Borde. Their meeting was quite unlikely, yet the two were introduced in an arranged encounter of epic consequence. From that moment on, Deleuze and Guattari engaged in a surprising, productive partnership, collaborating on several groundbreaking works, including Anti-Oedipus, What Is Philosophy? and A Thousand Plateaus.

François Dosse, a prominent French intellectual known for his work on the Annales School, structuralism, and biographies of the pivotal intellectuals Paul Ricoeur, Pierre Chaunu, and Michel de Certeau, examines the prolific if improbable relationship between two men of distinct and differing sensibilities. Drawing on unpublished archives and hundreds of personal interviews, Dosse elucidates a collaboration that lasted more than two decades, underscoring the role that family and history--particularly the turbulent time of May 1968--play in their monumental work. He also takes the measure of Deleuze and Guattari's posthumous fortunes and the impact of their thought on intellectual, academic, and professional circles.
 

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Contents

Betwixt or Between
1
Parallel Biographies
19
The Psychopolitical Itinerary 19301964
21
Between Myth and Reality
40
Daily Life at La Borde
55
Testing Critical Research Empirically
76
The Heros Brother
88
The Art of the Portrait
108
A Philosophical Friendship
306
An Alternative to Psychiatry?
331
Deleuze at Vincennes
344
1977
362
Guattari Between Culture and Ecology
383
Deleuze Goes to the Movies
397
Consolation During the Winter Years
423
Deleuze Dialogues with Creation
434

A Trio for aVitalist Philosophy
129
An Ontology ofDifference
150
May 1968
170
Intersecting Lives 10 Psychoanalysm UnderAttack
183
AntiOedipus
206
Machine Against Structure
223
Minor Literature as Seen by Deleuze and Guattari
241
A Geophilosophy of Politics
249
The CERFI at Work
267
Italy Germany France
284
An Artist Philosophy
456
Winning Over the West
465
Around the World
479
Two Deaths
492
Their Work at Work
502
Conclusion
519
Notes
525
Index
617
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François Dosse is a professor at the IUFM Creteil, the Paris Institute for Political Studies, and the Center for Cultural History, University of Versailles/Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. He has published several important books on intellectual history, including History of Structuralism: The Rising Sign, 1945-1966 and History of Structuralism: The Sign Sets, 1967-Present.

Deborah Glassman is the author of several works on literature, education, and international development and the translator of Dosse's two books on structuralism.

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