Deleuze and American Literature

Deleuze and American Literature

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qDeleuze and American Literature expertly spins a unique weave of concepts for the analysis of the novel. Affect, event, force, singularity, the outside, and the virtual. These concepts interlace and vary to generate a series of refreshingly original readings of nineteenth and twentieth century authors revolving around the notion of the 'nonhuman.' Provocatively, it is from this notion that Bourassa draws his theory of character. The tension between the 'humanity' of the novelistic character and its 'nonhuman' conditions of literary emergence unfolds into an extended meditation on the difference between morality and ethics, playing out in particular around issues of race and gender. A masterful contribution to literary theory and the philosophy of the novel.q - Brian Massumi, University of Montreal and author of Parables for the Virtual.providing evidence of morality, the kid still insists as a moral figure is that his very indifference, his distance from the world is the ... Years later, the judge repeats the accusation: a€œOnly each was called upon to empty out his heart into the common and one did nota€ (307). For all ... It is a diagram of the irruption of the singular into the human world, and the irruption is the diagram of the forces that make up theanbsp;...

Title:Deleuze and American Literature
Author:Alan Bourassa
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2009-09-29


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