The Passion of Michel Foucault
Based on extensive new research and a bold interpretation of the man and his texts, The Passion of Michel Foucault is a startling look at one of this century's most influential philosophers. It chronicles every stage of Foucault's personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.
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Along with this account had appeared an extremely odd commentary : " Since his
death , rumors have flourished . Foucault might have died from AIDS . As if an
exceptional intellectual , because he was also homosexualvery discreetly ...
Grmek , History of AIDS , p . 70 . I wish to thank my wife , Sarah Minden , a doctor
who has herself been involved in AIDS research , for helping me to summarize
the state of current medical knowledge about the HIV virus . 24 . For the French ...
In an interview with Didier Eribon , Paul Veyne claimed to have seen after
Foucault ' s death an entry in one of the journals that Foucault kept , dated
November 1983 : “ I know I have AIDS , but my hysteria allows me to forget it ” (
see Eribon ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - knownever - LibraryThing
Foucault would hate this book, but the freak-reader will appreciate that the guy was a total freak (in both the best and worst ways). He sounds utterly histrionic and unbearable (repeated youthful ... Read full review
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Being a neophyte Foucault researcher, a Professor at my university recommended this book as a good frame for viewing the rest of his work. Context is always valuable, but I am starting to feel that ... Read full review