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Paul North

Paul North teaches literature and critical theory at Yale University. He has written four books, The Problem of Distraction (2012) about the benefits of not-thinking; The Yield: Kafka’s Atheological Reformation (2015) about an eccentric political mode; Bizarre Privileged Items in the Universe: The Logic of Likeness (2021) about a cosmos made of likenesses; and The Standpoint of Marx’s Capital (in progress), an interpretation of that book. He is also the coeditor of a new English critical edition of Karl Marx’s Capital volume 1, coming out in 2022.

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