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Anti-Oedipus

Capitalism and Schizophrenia

1983
Authors:

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
Translated by Robert Hurley, Seem Mark, and Helen R. Lane
Preface by Michel Foucault

Anti-Oedipus

The authors combine elements of the work of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche to develop a political analysis of desire as it is repressed or expressed in Western culture.

The authors combine elements of the work of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche to develop a political analysis of desire as it is repressed or expressed in Western culture.

This is a major philosophical work, by perhaps the most brilliant philosophical mind at work in France today. It is both trendy and technically difficult; it has an interesting cross-resonance with the American counter-culture. . . . [T]here are brilliant and suggestive treatments here of the psychological subject, fascism, repression, collective fantasy, which are quite unequalled elsewhere.

Fredric Jameson, Duke University

The authors combine elements of the work of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche to develop a political analysis of desire as it is repressed or expressed in Western culture.

“This is a major philosophical work, by perhaps the most brilliant philosophical mind at work in France today. It is both trendy and technically difficult; it has an interesting cross-resonance with the American counter-culture. . . . [T]here are brilliant and suggestive treatments here of the psychological subject, fascism, repression, collective fantasy, which are quite unequalled elsewhere.” Fredric Jameson, Duke University

“This book must be read, regardless of its style and complexity. It is relevant to about every sociological orientation, not only within Marxism, and to every specialty within our discipline.” Contemporary Sociology

“Anti-Oedipus, more than any other intersection of Marx and Freud, renders palpable the metaphor of the unconscious as a worker, and does it in a brilliant, appropriately nutty way.” New Republic

“An important text in the rethinking of sexuality and sexual politics spurred by the feminist and gay liberation movements.”-Margaret Cerullo, Hampshire College

Anti-Oedipus

Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) and Felix Guattari (1930-1992) also coauthored A Thousand Plateaus and Kafka: Toward a Theory of Minor Literature. Among Deleuze’s other books are Foucault, The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, and Cinema 2: The Time-Image. All of these works are available from the University of Minnesota Press.

Anti-Oedipus

This is a major philosophical work, by perhaps the most brilliant philosophical mind at work in France today. It is both trendy and technically difficult; it has an interesting cross-resonance with the American counter-culture. . . . [T]here are brilliant and suggestive treatments here of the psychological subject, fascism, repression, collective fantasy, which are quite unequalled elsewhere.

Fredric Jameson, Duke University

An important text in the rethinking of sexuality and sexual politics spurred by the feminist and gay liberation movements.

Margaret Cerullo, Hampshire College

This book must be read, regardless of its style and complexity. It is relevant to about every sociological orientation, not only within Marxism, and to every specialty within our discipline.

Contemporary Sociology

Anti-Oedipus, more than any other intersection of Marx and Freud, renders palpable the metaphor of the unconscious as a worker, and does it in a brilliant, appropriately nutty way.

New Republic