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    Non-readings, misreadings, unreadings: Deleuze and Cadiot on Robinson Crusoe and capitalism

    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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Aesthetics of Kinship and Community, Birkbeck Research in (BRAKC)
    Depositing User: Nathalie Wourm
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 14:27
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:31


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