Wourm, Nathalie (2010) Non-readings, misreadings, unreadings: Deleuze and Cadiot on Robinson Crusoe and capitalism. In: Day, J. (ed.) Stealing The Fire. French Literature Series 37. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Rodopi, pp. 177-190. ISBN 9789042031647.
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Did Gilles Deleuze ever read Defoe's Robinson Crusoe? His criticism of it, made in the light of Michel Tournier's version of the story, Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique, would suggest not. Deleuze uses an often inaccurate comparison to put forward his idea of what is wrong with Robinson psychologically — that he is the archetypal capitalist. By contrast, Olivier Cadiot has read both Defoe and Deleuze. In Futur, ancien, fugitif he presents a schizophrenic Robinson, an anticapitalist archetype, of which Deleuze would have been proud. Non-readings, misreadings, and unreadings mesh together in the production of Cadiot's masterpiece of anticapitalist literature.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages|
|Depositing User:||Nathalie Wourm|
|Date Deposited:||04 Oct 2012 14:27|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2014 10:55|
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