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What was Gilles Deleuze like as a person?

He did not like to furnish autobiographical information, claiming: “Academics’ lives are seldom interesting.” His fingernails were extremely long, but when it was suggested that this was a sign of eccentricity, he replied, “I haven’t got the normal protective whorls, so that touching anything, especially fabric, causes such irritation that I need long nails to protect them.” In the same interview he said that the fact that he did not travel did not mean an absence of “inner journeys.”

Gilles Deleuze collaborated with Pierre-Félix Guattari to write several philosophy books that often used recondite terminology (AP)

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