August 2017 Academic & Specialist Reaktion Books

Critical Lives

Gilles Deleuze Frida Beckman

Critical Lives

Gilles Deleuze
Frida Beckman

Paperback | Aug 2017 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780237312 | 224pp | 200x130mm | RFB | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

Frida Beckman traces Gilles Deleuze's remarkable intellectual journey, mapping the encounters that shaped his life and work. Deleuze the person and philosopher had many faces, and in striving to explore his life the book also considers the events, moods and intensities that were generated by this multiplicity of images. While resisting the idea of 'Deleuzians', the book also reviews a post-Deleuzian legacy and the influence of this extraordinary thinker on contemporary philosophy. It follows Deleuze from the salons to which he was invited as a student through his popularity as a young teacher through the development of the rich phases of his philosophical work.