Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature

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U of Minnesota Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 104 pages
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In Kafka Deleuze and Guattari free their subject from his (mis)intrepreters. In contrast to traditional readings that see in Kafka's work a case of Oedipalized neurosis or a flight into transcendence, guilt, and subjectivity, Deleuze and Guattari make a case for Kafka as a man of joy, a promoter of radical politics who resisted at every turn submission to frozen hierarchies.
  

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Review: Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature (Theory and History of Literature #30)

User Review  - Felix Purat - Goodreads

Kafka: Towards a Minor Literature is Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's contribution to the Theory and History of Literature Series, it being volume No. 30. Since the Deleuze/Guattari collaboration ... Read full review

Review: Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature (Theory and History of Literature #30)

User Review  - Razi - Goodreads

An amazingly complex little book on Kafka and literature of the minorities in major languages. Deleuze elaborates his concept of art as affect and what better example of art as affect than the ... Read full review

Contents

Content and Expression
3
An Exaggerated Oedipus
9
What Is a Minor Literature?
16
The Components of Expression
28
Immanence and Desire
43
Proliferation of Series
53
The Connectors
63
Blocks Series Intensities
72
What Is an Assemblage?
81
Notes
91
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, Vincennes/Saint Denis. He published 25 books, including five in collaboration with Felix Guattari.

Felix Guattari (1930-1992), post-'68 French psychoanalyst and philosopher, is the author of "Anti-Oedipus" (with Gilles Deleuze), and a number of books published by Semiotext(e), including "The Anti-Oedipus Papers" (2006) and "Chaosophy" (new edition, 2008).

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