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Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Published May 30th 2012
ISBN : 9780748649051
Paperback
224 pages
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Considers the strong readings that Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze imposed on the texts they read. Why do philosophers read literature? How do they read it? Does their philosophy derive from their reading of literature? If so, to what extent?MoreConsiders the strong readings that Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze imposed on the texts they read. Why do philosophers read literature? How do they read it? Does their philosophy derive from their reading of literature? If so, to what extent? Anyone who reads contemporary European philosophers has to ask such questions. Lecercle demonstrates that philosophers need literature, as much as literary critics need philosophy: it is an exercise not in the philosophy of literature, where literature is a mere object of analysis, but in philosophy and literature, a heady and unusual mix.