Monday, November 13, 2006

psychoanalyze this!

Fans of the rhizome (now that I know you're out there) may want to look for a new book containing the correspendence between Deleuze and Guattari I just read about in the latest TLS. A few brief excerpts:
The great discovery of psychoanalysis was that of the production of desire, of the production of the unconscious. But when Oedipus entered the picture, this discovery was soon buried beneath a new brand of idealism: a classical theatre was substituted for the unconsious as a factory.
Schizoanalysis tends to make the neurotic break his moorings and, as far as I'm concerned, get him reconnected beyond the perverse familiar, sometimes with a brutality you can't imagine . . . . Schizoanalysis must be violent, brutal: defamiliarising, de-oedipalising, decastrating: undoing theatre, dream, and fantasy.

4 comments:

Johnny S said...

"Fans" might be a generous term; Curious readers (or maybe reader) might be more apt. "We are exactly what we are" - who the hell do you think we are?! (speaking of violent and brutal).

The Dark Lord said...

more to the point would be something along the lines of . . . what the hell is going on such that you are inclined to speak of a we here?

Johnny S said...

Your right, I speak for myself. I need to attend a meeting and be in the right environment (read:drinking beer) to better debate the implications of your topic (read: understand).

The Dark Lord said...

Don't get me wrong, Johnny. I was simply trying to make a Deleuzian point.