Focuses on Deleuze's style, his conception of the self, and his understanding of philosophy's relationship to the arts.
Ronald Bogue, author of the first book in English on French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, brings together eight of his essays written since Deleuze's death in 1995. The essays serve as tributes to Deleuze's thought and contribute to the wider dissemination of his ideas, especially as they relate to the aesthetic dimension of his work. Bogue explores how Deleuze views philosophy and the arts as complementary spheres of creative activity that produce new ways of thinking, perceiving, and feeling. Discussing the broader implications of Deleuze's texts, the book addresses questions of style, writing, language, cinema, painting, music, politics, religion, and philosophy.
Ronald Bogue is Professor of Comparative Literature at The University of Georgia. He is the author of Deleuze and Guattari and the coeditor (with Mihai I. Spariosu) of The Play of the Self and (with Marcel Cornis-Pope) of Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture, both published by SUNY Press.