Deleuze is dead (fwd)

Michael Hoover hoov at
Mon Nov 6 14:20:23 MST 1995

thought some listers might be interested in below...apologies if it
is widely distributed to folks via other lists...Didn't Guattari
die within the last year as well?...M

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> Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 13:45:43 EST
> From: robert cheatham <zeug at PD.ORG>
> Subject: Deleuze is dead (fwd)
> To: Multiple recipients of list INVENT-L <INVENT-L at NERVM.NERDC.UFL.EDU>
>         PARIS (AP) -- Prominent French philosopher, writer and university
> professor Gilles Deleuze committed suicide by leaping from the
> window of his Paris apartment, his family said Sunday.
>         Deleuze, whom French philosopher Michel Foucault once called
> ``the only philosophical mind in France,'' died Saturday. He was
> 70.
>         The author of one of the world's best selling philosophy books,
> ``The Anti-Oedipus,'' had suffered for years from a serious
> respiratory illness and recently underwent a tracheotomy.
>         Deleuze was born in 1925 into a conservative Paris family, but
> spent his life as a leftist and considered himself almost
> militantly so. He became a familiar figure in the city's bohemian
> Latin Quarter, his trademark felt hat cocked at a rakish angle.
>         Deleuze began his academic life in 1955 as a teaching assistant
> at the Sorbonne and taught later at the university at Vincennes,
> retiring in 1987.
>         In 1972, he and longtime friend Felix Guattari published ``The
> Anti-Oedipus,'' a scathing look at the concepts and
> ``schizo-analysis'' of Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein.
>         In 1993, he published ``Critic and Clinic,'' in which he
> explored the works of Herman Melville and Lewis Carroll, among
> others.
>         Throughout his long career, Deleuze refused to appear on
> television, but he agreed earlier this year to develop a
> philosophy-oriented program for France's arts-oriented Arte
> channel.
>         Details on Deleuze's survivors were not immediately available.


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