Advisor

Patteson, Richard

Committee Member

Marsh, Kelly

Committee Member

Claggett, Shalyn

Date of Degree

5-1-2010

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

This project examines some of the most notable fiction of contemporary American writer Paul Auster through the postmodern lens of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s rhizome. Auster’s novels often feature characters that are also writers, characters that resurface in subsequent novels, and characters that bear a resemblance to Paul Auster himself. This thesis uses the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari to better understand the significance of these puzzling characters. Ultimately, the model of the rhizome reveals a particular connectivity between Auster’s works underpinned by multiplicities, refrains, and a dislocation of origins.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15250

Comments

Paul Auster||Rhizome||Deleuze and Guattari||authorshp||postmodern

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