from Tuesday's NEW YORK TIMES, C17:
"Gilles Deleuze, 70, French Professor and Author"
"Gilles Deleuze, a philosopher and university lecturer whose
prolific writings on art, literature, and human thought influenced French
"Family members said he jumped from his apartment window to end a
worsening chronic respiratory illness for which he had recently undergone
"After the student uprising in 1968, Mr. Deleuze became a popular
and influential lecturer at Vincennes, where students flocked to hear him
Revolution, he believed, is an inherently creative act against
the repressiveness of the state, and he coined a word, 'nomadism,' to
describe it. 'Deterritorialization' was another word he used to describe
the phenomenon by which the individual identity frees itself from
external attempts at categorization.
His speaking style was described as flowing and complex as the
thought it expressed was intoxicating to his French listeners..."
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