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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walked on stage, embraced Artaud, and guided him to the wings. It was Artaud's
last public appearance; fourteen months later, he was dead. The questions
raised by Artaud's "tete-a-tete" are the questions at the heart of Foucault's first
He also offered a very rare glimpse into his own "utopian sense of life and matter,
" as Artaud once put it. "Some day perhaps man will no longer know what
madness was," Foucault declares. And on that day, "Artaud will belong to the soil
of our ...
Antonin Artaud, "Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society" (1947), in Artaud,
Selected Writings, p. 491. 67. Maurice Blanchot, The Space of Literature, trans.
Ann Smock (Lincoln, Neb., 1982), p. 54. 68. "Un 'Fantastique de bibliotheque' " (
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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
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