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Introduction

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

in Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638000
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652648 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638000.003.0001
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This book focuses on Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze's reading of literature. It suggests that literature plays a crucial role in the contents of philosophers' respective positions and attempts to describe the authors' style, their use of rhetoric, and their taste for metaphor and/or narrative. The book explains that Badiou and Deleuze are two of the most important contemporary philosophers, and contends that the best way to enter the (non-)relation then is through the way they read literature.

Keywords: Alain Badiou; Gilles Deleuze; literature; reading; philosophers; rhetoric; metaphor; narrative

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Subjects: Philosophy

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