What other books do we want to read?[edit source]
Ursula K Le Guin
H.P. Lovecraft — Mark Fisher has a good essay on Lovecraft and weird fiction.
Walter Benjamin's literary criticism and his subjects.
Helene Cisoux's literary criticism and her subjects.
Adorno track[edit source]
Meno, Phaedo, The Republic (just the parts about the forms, probably), Parmenides, Theaetetus, The Sophist
Plato‘s Epistemology by Andreas Sofroniou
Adorno‘s lectures on Metaphysics (mostly about Aristotle‘s Metaphysics)
Ethics (his major work, which is about literally everything)
Deleuze‘s book on Spinoza Expressionism in Philosophy
Adorno‘s lectures on History and Freedom
Henrich’s Between Kant and Hegel (lectures that cover the history of German Idealism)
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 (See Deleuze track)
Uses and Abuses of History for Life
Totem and Taboo
Moses and Monotheism
(Also see Deleuze track)
Sections from Introduction to Phenomenology by
Adorno‘s Against Epistemology
Introduction to Metaphysics
History of the Concept of Time
Adorno‘s The Jargon of Authenticity and/or lectures on Dialectics and Ontology
Deleuze track[edit source]
(See Adorno Track)
Critique of Judgment (3rd and last of his major critiques, focused somewhat on art/aesthetics) Deleuze‘s book on Kant (short, but dense, of course)
The German Ideology
Deleuze‘s Nietzsche and Philosophy
Outline of Psychoanalysis
Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
The Interpretation of Dreams
The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense (by Anna Freud, but no less important)
(See Adorno track)
Time and Free Will
Material to pair with Deleuze[edit source]
(most of these are short or do not need to be read in full. But there are a few novels here that I would like to read for the first time.)
- Have Done With the Judgment of God, A radio play referenced in A-Œ, source of DG term "body w/o organs."
- Van Gogh the Suicide Provoked by Madness, also referenced in A-Œ.
- Theatre of Cruelty (Manifestos)
- Here Lies, poem, source of 'got no papamummy'
Samuel Becket[edit source]
- The Unnamable
Franz Kafka[edit source]
Venus and Furs, to pair with Deleuze's Coldness and Cruelty
Sexus, banned in Paris, influenced A-Œ
Memoir of My Nervous Illness (very fun)
Secondary reading on Schreber,
- Freud's The Case of Schreber
- Selections from Book III of Lacan's seminar, The Joyce Seminar, and perhaps elsewhere in the seminar.
- On a Question Prior to Any Possible Treatment of Psychosis or other selections from Ecrits
- Secondary sources (Jacques Alain Miller, Bruce Fink, Joan Copjec, Zizek, other Lacanian Ink pdfs.)
I've promised myself I would read In Search of Lost Time within the decade. Delueze's book on Proust is supposed to be one of his most accessible. Also pairs well with Bergson.
I would also be in interested in reading Deleuze's Film and media theory.
Adorno and Benjamin's literary criticism would be a good angle for me re Adorno epistemology. Add Helene Cisoux to that too. There is a lot of crossover between the three.