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Making A Body without Organs: Amélie Nothomb’s An-Organic Flux of Immanence

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores hunger and the anorexic body in Amélie Nothomb’s autofictional work. It analyses relations between hunger, desire and pleasure, sensation and immanence, investigates the making ... More


The Orchid, The Wasp and the Text: Encountering Bodily Becomingthrough Deleuze and Feminism

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyses Gilles Deleuze’s work (alone and in collaboration with Félix Guattari), as a philosophy of flows, of possibilities and of vitality. It explores the ways in which his thought has ... More


The Structural Necessity of the Body without Organs

Ian Buchanan

in The Incomplete Project of Schizoanalysis: Collected Essays on Deleuze and Guattari

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474487887
eISBN:
9781399509756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474487887.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that the best way to understand Deleuze and Guattari’s notoriously difficult concept of the body without organs (BwO) is to start by thinking about its function in the overall ... More


The Image of Thought in Proust, Or the first Literary Machine (Ca. 1964)

Gregg Lambert

in In Search of a New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678020
eISBN:
9781452948058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678020.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter defines the concept of a machine and a narrator in Proustian terms. Simply put, the Proustian narrator is a“Body without Organs”—unlike the Cartesian definition—and it is a being of pure ... More


The Strange Spinozism of Perversion

Aaron Schuster

in The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the problem of the relationship between language and the bodily drives through a close reading of the last quarter of Deleuze’s Logic of Sense. It explores Deleuze’s original ... More


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