Eugene W. Holland provides an excellent introduction to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's Anti-Oedipus which is widely recognized as one of the most influential texts in philosophy to have appeared in the last thirty years.
He lucidly presents the theoretical concerns behind Anti-Oedipus and explores with clarity the diverse influences of Marx, Freud, Nietzsche and Kant on the development of Deleuze & Guattari's thinking. He also examines the wider implications of their work in revitalizing Marxism, environmentalism, feminism and cultural studies.
Eugene W. Holland is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University.
'Holland's introduction ... is suitable both for those who are reluctant to begin Anti-Oedipus due to its notorious reputation for complexity, and for those who are, even after four hundred pages of reading, not certain of its key concept. Holland states that his aim will have been achieved if readers want to turn to Anti-Oedipus after reading his introduction ... [if so] the book has admirably reached its aim not only at the end of the book but also at the end of every chapter.' - Psychoanalytical Studies