Destroying the World: Reviewing Andrew Culp’s “Dark Deleuze”

The Farmington Review

Review by Curtis Cole

                Published under the University of Minnesota’s “Forerunners” series, or, short titles “written between fresh ideas and finished books”, Andrew Culp’s bold academic novella Dark Deleuze, initiates a great, albeit unfinished project—re-oriented Gilles Deleuze, that ceaseless thinker of the joyous, to a negative standing in which the inherent revolutionary communism of Deleuzianism may be unleashed.

It is, in other words, a fine endeavor. But it is not an endeavor which will appeal to the serious Deleuze scholar. Why is because of the nature of the title: short and choppy, this is a work which aims at putting forward hypotheses supported only by the scantiest of philosophical argumentation. Though I did not find this troublesome since I wholly accepted the nature of Culp’s publication, as a work-in-progress reconceptualization, it will likely not appear that way to the mainstream Deleuze researcher, especially those liberal agents of counterrevolution…

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