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Giles Deleuze 1925-1995
I am forwarding this sad note from another list. Deleuze was a major thinker
and writer for many of us active in arts and literature in many forms. One
who helped me develop my own sense of various relationships of books and
>> Group clari.living.books
>> article 2255
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> Details on Deleuze's survivors were not immediately available.