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To review this book I'd probably have to understand it a little better. So, instead, I'll share some of what it made me think. Post-1968-French-student-revolution theory seems obsessed with breaking out of traditional, western dichotomous thinking. It attempts to outline or survey the binary thinking that codes and/or controls much of modern life and look for "lines of escape", ways to rupture this status quo. On the one hand, it's pretty heady stuff and rather exciting. At the same time, most E...
This book shows exact reason why I love literature more than linguistics. Those terms in this book drive me crazy. Although there are some pretty insightful explanations on China and Western issues, still, it is very hard to read this book, or rather, to read this two essays. It is a pity when one cannot explain complicated things using concise and simple language without losing scholarliness. As a scholar, no matter how many terms or professional words one knows, it is always more appreciated b...
a good primer on some of the bigger ideas in a thousand plateaus, but i would recommend just reading the first few chapters of that instead
First go to enumerate certain approximate characteristics of the rhizome. Multiplicities flattened onto the same plane of consistency or exteriority. Like the writing of Kleist, “a broken chain of affects, with variable speeds, precipitations and transformations, always in relation to an outside”.Or: “We evolve and we die from our polymorphic and rhizomatic flus, more than from our maladies of descent. The rhizome is an anti-genealogy.”
5 stars? I'd feel stupid for giving it 1 or 3 stars. Zero to infinite stars would close a gap. No stars would create something else, more maybe. We may hallucinate via stars. Or they. Why do I talk of stars? Maybe I wish I never got involved. Bye bye now.
I like small, dense books.
This book suggests some new ways of looking at the world. This book's strength seems to be its innovative take on psychological concepts that are partially descended from Freud. Deleuze and Guattari extend this vocabulary into a very sophisticated political and polemic critique.
what a wonderfully unfinished inquisition...