For the past week or so, I’ve been building a table that tracks the citations to Marcel Proust in Deleuze’s Proust et les signes. I reproduce the citation information to the 3-volume mid-century Gallimard edition of A la recherche and locate the corresponding passages in the 6-volume Modern Library edition of the Moncrieff–Kilmartin–Enright English translation …

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So in the midst of our global pandemic, a friend and I have started reading Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy (1965, trans. 2016 [!]). This is my first time reading Lefebvre—a French philosopher and sociologist whose name seems to circulate at the fringes of literary studies. Many folks know about him, but his work seems largely untranslated and unstudied. …

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The final sentence of Deleuze’s Aristotle section asks, “. . . does not difference as catastrophe precisely bear witness to an irreducible ground which continues to act under the apparent equilibrium of organic representation?” (DR 35). Implication: if philosophers want to conceptualize “Difference in Itself,” perhaps they should start with/on/around this ground. I. One More …

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