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ISBN-10: 0143105825
ISBN-13: 9780143105824
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 05/01/2009
Dimensions: 8.36" L, 5.40" W, 1.11" H

Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Preface by: Michel Foucault
Introduction by: Mark Seem
Translator: Robert Hurley
Translator: Mark Seem
Translator: Helen R Lane

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An “introduction to the nonfascist life” (Michel Foucault, from the Preface)

When it first appeared in France, Anti-Oedipus was hailed as a masterpiece by some and “a work of heretical madness” by others. In it, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari set forth the following theory: Western society’s innate herd instinct has allowed the government, the media, and even the principles of economics to take advantage of each person’s unwillingness to be cut off from the group. What’s more, those who suffer from mental disorders may not be insane, but could be individuals in the purest sense, because they are by nature isolated from society. More than twenty-five years after its original publication, Anti-Oedipus still stands as a controversial contribution to a much-needed dialogue on the nature of free thinking.

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Renders palpable the metaphor of the unconscious as a worker, and does it in a brilliant, appropriately nutty way.
-The New Republic
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ISBN-10: 0143105825
ISBN-13: 9780143105824
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 05/01/2009
Dimensions: 8.36" L, 5.40" W, 1.11" H
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