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In , Deleuze and Guattari, working within the conceptual context of Anti-Oedipus , published a book entitled Kafka. Toward a Minor Literature. Kafka is placed under the shadow of Oedipus and comes to be projected into a scenario that goes far beyond the psychoanalytic horizon.
This week could have been shared between Gilles Deleuze AND Felix Guattari as it is the third article in a row that I write about a book written by both of them. This one is about the book Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature published in
In these texts, they criticize the concept of " majority ". For Deleuze and Guattari, " becoming -minor itarian " is primarily an ethical action, one of the becomings one is affected by when avoiding "becoming-fascist". They argued further that the concept of a " people ", when invoked by subordinate groups or those aligned with them, always refers to a minority, whatever its numerical power might be.
Access options available:. Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature. Dana Polan. Theory and History of Literature Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, This brilliant, though also frustrating and at times misleading, study of Kafka as an exemplar of "minor literature" has been available in French for over a decade.
The book deserves a wide readership, and the editors of the series "Theory and History of Literature" at Minnesota have done a service by offering an English translation. Like the original text, however, the translation requires a patient and at times forgiving reader. In an important way, the volume is not so much about Kafka as it is about Deleuze and Guattari's notion of a "minor literature.
It is something "a minority constructs within a major language" and therefore represents a kind of subversive or revolutionary tendency within the body of a major literary tradition. They see in this social-political fact a fundamental force shaping everything that is genuinely important about Kafka's writing.
That writing, in turn, has its importance in this book, at least mainly as a paradigm for the general case of minor literature, which in its turn is significant in that it is "the revolutionary force for all literature" and therefore the impulse that keeps literature lively. The idea is a potent and timely one for current literary theory, which has become deeply concerned with political and social issues and particularly with the problem of marginality. Because the notion is so fertile, it does little harm to point out that Kafka is probably not a particularly apt example.
Deleuze and Guattari have what seems to me an exaggerated notion of Kafka's cultural "minority. Kafka wrote in his mother tongue. It is perhaps curious, given his ethnic background, that his mother tongue should have been standard German, but it was.
Other misperceptions about Kafka and his work play an important role in the argument, as when the authors repeatedly cite the "becoming-animal" leading to "a way out" as a standard pattern in Kafka's stories.
This is, at best, a hasty generalization. The very basis of "Report to an Academy" is that becoming human, not the opposite process, provides the protagonist with a "way out. At the same time, there are numerous brilliant observations about Kafka's mode of writing that quite overshadow the occasional lapses. The discussion of Kafka's letter-writing is both provocative and right on target.
The critical vocabulary, borrowed from linguistics, that allows them to separate "the subject of enunciation" from the "subject of the statement" leads to important perceptions about the doubling of the self in Kafka's letters.
The writer is split into two functions, one of which can remain at home while the epistolary "subject of the statement" flits about Europe in "an apparent movement, an unreal movement" brought about by the postman. Only space limitations prevent me from citing additional flashes of critical insight.
I am obliged to comment on one aspect of this translation, which in general seems reasonably adequate, that I find inexcusable. The translator, acting as if the works of Kafka were not already well known in English Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Please note that ebooks are subject to tax and the final price may vary depending on your country of residence. Does a philosopher have an 'identity'? What kind of 'identity' is mobilized when the work of a philosopher becomes a major reference for certain schools of thought, as in the case of Gilles Deleuze and postcolonial theory? Have the promoters of a generalized Deleuzeanism taken care their usage of his specialized work does him justice? Few exponents of postcolonial and subaltern theories now dispute the influence that Deleuze's work exerted on the intellectuals and theorists who developed those theories.
Access options available:. Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature. Dana Polan. Theory and History of Literature Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, This brilliant, though also frustrating and at times misleading, study of Kafka as an exemplar of "minor literature" has been available in French for over a decade. The book deserves a wide readership, and the editors of the series "Theory and History of Literature" at Minnesota have done a service by offering an English translation.
The aim of this article is to identify Benedict de Spinoza , in the context of the XVII century, to the practice of a certain type of minor education. It is shown that Spinoza, in his practice as a teacher, kept a non-institutionalized, deterritorialized and rhizomatic way of educating, as it is defined in the concept of minor education. Gilles Deleuze, contemporary reader of the modern Dutch philosopher Benedictus de Spinoza, when writing his book on Kafka with Felix Guattari, developed the minor literature concept. By involving this concept in the field of philosophic studies, Silvio Gallo created the notion of minor education , bearing in mind to contribute to the Deleuze becoming in the educational field. Minor literature is the literature that resists, confronts, is produced outside of the so-called major literature, controlled and appreciated by the State and the institutions.
Publication Date : December 29, Year , Volume 14 , Issue 2, Pages - Zotero Mendeley EndNote.
We might as well say that minor no longer designates specific literatures but the revolutionary conditions for every literature within the heart of what is called great or established literature. Post a comment. January 26,
Все это было лишено всякого смысла. - Сьюзан, ты должна мне помочь. Стратмор убил Чатрукьяна.
- В этом все и. - Мидж… - Доброй ночи, Чед. - Она направилась к двери.
Оно есть, - кивнул Стратмор.
- Она через силу улыбнулась. - Остальное будет зависеть от. Сьюзан знала, что остальное - это штурмовая группа АНБ, которая, перерезав электрические провода, ворвется в дом с автоматами, заряженными резиновыми пулями. Члены группы будут уверены, что производят облаву на наркодельцов.
Черт возьми, Мидж! - взорвался Джабба. - Я сказал, что вируса в шифровалке. Тебе надо лечиться от паранойи.
'Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Kafka: pour une litt&ature mineure (Paris,. ), p. 7. On the philosophy of rhizomes, see Deleuze and Guattari, Mille. Plateaux.