• Anti-Oedipus


    Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.


    Viking: 1977. First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. Good.


    Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Both the jacket and text block are moderately foxed. This book is notorious for its production blunders, in particular the shoddy glue used to secure the signatures. It's intact now, aside from the front endpaper being cut out, but it will fall apart if read through or handled roughly. This is a trophy copy of a French theory high spot, meant to worshipped, not used. Exceptionally rare, price reflects the book's physical shortcomings.


    "It is at work everywhere, functioning smoothly at times, at other times in firs and starts . It breathes, it heats, it eats. It shits and fucks. What a mistake to have ever said the id. Everywhere it is machines—real ones, not figurative ones: machines driving other machines, machines being driven by other machines, with all the necessary couplings and connections. An organ-machine is plugged into an energy-source-machine: the one produces a flow that the other interrupts The breast is a machine that produces miilk, and the mouth a machine coupled to it."