Opening up to the outside, where things are different from the territory we

know and inhabit, has its dangers. If we make it a constant habit then we might

find that we have lost any sense of who we are, and have become

schizophrenic. In Capitalism and Schizophrenia Deleuze and Guattari embrace

this tendency. For example, Jakob Lenz (1751-92) who wanders through the

opening pages of Anti-Oedipus, finds himself involved with his surroundings to

an extraordinary degree. He was born in Livonia (now Latvia) as part of its

German elite, and he went to study in Germany, where he fell in with Goethe

and the group of Romantic poets belonging to the Sturm und Drang group.