Deleuze on Literature
By Ronald Bogue
Routledge – 2003 – 224 pages
Series: Deleuze and the Arts
This is the first comprehensive introduction to Deleuze's work on literature. It provides thorough treatments of Deleuze's early book on Proust and his seminal volume on Kafka and minor literature. Deleuze on Literature situates those studies and many other scattered writings within a general project that extends throughout Deleuze's career-that of conceiving of literature as a form of health and the writer as a cultural physician.
"Bogue's book explores and illuminates the entire Deleuzean corpus, providing brilliant and lucid insights into Deleuze's relationship to literature." -- Claire Colebrook, University of Edinburgh
"After these books are published, there will be no need for anyone else to write a how-to-understand-Deleuze book. The clarity of the prose, the careful explanation of each difficult and important concept, and the lack of any jargon whatsoever make this the definitive commentary on Deleuze." -- Dorothea Olkowski, University of Colorado
Ronald Bogue is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia. He has written widely on the work of Deleuze and Guattari, and aesthetics.