"This is an excellent introduction to the writing and thinking of Gilles Deleuze. Claire Colebrook presents what are often complex ideas in an eminently readable manner. Not only are key Deleuzian tendencies explained and exemplified with rigour and clarity, but also Deleuze is set into an appropriately wide context which embraces philosophy, literature, film, politics, feminism and other related areas. Moreover, a skilful selection of signposts and pointers for further study is supplied."- Mary Bryden, University of Reading "This book is that rare thing, an introduction to the work of a complex thinker that actually does what it is supposed to do: it shows you how to use Deleuze's thought to do new things. Students will find this to be an excellent starting point."-Ian Buchanan, University of Tasmania "A remarkably lucid and insightful overview of the thought of Gilles Deleuze, especially successful in drawing out the implications of Deleuze's philosophy for literary analysis. Readers new to Deleuze will find in this volume a friendly and reliable guide."-Ronald Bogue, University of Georgia
About the Author
Claire Colebrook teaches English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of New Literary Histories
(1997) and Ethics and Representation
(1999). She has also published on Derrida, Heidegger, Irigaray, Blake and Foucault.