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Deleuze and American Literature re-examines authors like Wharton, Ellison, Faulkner, and McCarthy by opening their work to the problematic and ever-evolving philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. This book questions how the idea of the human in the American novel is surrounded, penetrated, and recreated by a philosophy of the nonhuman. This groundbreaking scholarship offers a challenge to the conventional methodology of cultural studies and engages American literature with its own defining problematic. This is an encounter from which both Deleuze and American literature are sure to emerge transformed.