Episode #05: On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature

It is possible that writing has an intrinsic relationship with lines of flight. To write is to trace lines of flight which are not imaginary, and which one is indeed forced to follow, because in reality writing involves us there, draws us in there. To write is to become, but has nothing to do with becoming a writer. That is to become something else.

Gilles Deleuze, “On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature”

This week, Sean, Matt and Corey talk about literature, gay Plato, lines of flight, Georges Bataille, the Situationists, whiteness, the American frontier, DH Lawrence, Kurtz-gradients, Leslie Fiedler, Game of Thrones, Saint Paul, secrets, treachery, and what it means to be a writer.

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If you would like to read along with us, this discussion was primarily based on “On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature”, taken from Deleuze’s 1980 book Dialogues II.

The Buddies Without Organs podcast theme tune was written and recorded by George Rennie.

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