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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Between 1953 and 1956, he also followed closely the book reviews published
each month in the Nouvelle Revue Franfaise by Maurice Blanchot — a critic
preoccupied, like both Barraque' and Foucault, with the relationship between the
Shortly after it was published, Maurice Blanchot praised the book in the pages of
the Nouvelle Revue Francaise: recognizing a kindred spirit, Blanchot paid
Foucault the highest possible compliment, comparing his approach to "limit- ...
FD (1961), p. v. Cf. Maurice Blanchot's own formula in L'Entretien in/mi (Paris,
1969), p. 46: "Le dehors, 1'absence d'oeuvre." Blanchot's idea of "le dehors" ("the
outside") Foucault discusses at length in his essay on Blanchot, "La pensee du ...
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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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