The authors combine elements of the work of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche to develop a political analysis of desire as it is repressed or expressed in Western culture.
"This is a major philosophical work, by perhaps the most brilliant philosophical mind at work in France today. It is both trendy and technically difficult; it has an interesting cross-resonance with the American counter-culture. There are brilliant and suggestive treatments here of the psychological subject, fascism, repression, collective fantasy, which are quite unequalled elsewhere." —Fredric Jameson
"This book must be read, regardless of its style and complexity. It is relevant to about every sociological orientation, not only within Marxism, and to every specialty within our discipline." —Contemporary Sociology
"Anti-Oedipus, more than any other intersection of Marx and Freud, renders palpable the metaphor of the unconscious as a worker, and does it in a brilliant, appropriately nutty way." —New Republic