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The Becoming of the BodyContemporary Women's Writing in French$
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Amaleena Damlé

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748668212

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.001.0001

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Making A Body without Organs: Amélie Nothomb’s An-Organic Flux of Immanence

Making A Body without Organs: Amélie Nothomb’s An-Organic Flux of Immanence

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(p.62) 2. Making A Body without Organs: Amélie Nothomb’s An-Organic Flux of Immanence
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The Becoming of the Body
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Amaleena Damlé

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0003

This chapter explores hunger and the anorexic body in Amélie Nothomb’s autofictional work. It analyses relations between hunger, desire and pleasure, sensation and immanence, investigates the making of a Deleuzian Body without Organs through the dematerialisating structures of anorexia, and opens out the possibility of the rematerialisation of the body alongside literary experimentation with corporeality. The chapter shows how Nothomb’s work both resonates with and reorients Deleuze’s thinking, with particular regard to notions of molarity, to the politics of beauty and illness, to experiments with body and art, and to the location of the limit.

Keywords:   Anorexia, Autofiction, Becoming, Body without Organs, Deleuze, Gilles, Desire, Hunger, Immanence, Nothomb, Amélie, Sensation

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