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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It had all begun with a letter from Simeon Wade, an assistant professor at the
Claremont Graduate School, a small institution affiliated with a cluster of
prestigious colleges located in Claremont, California, just outside of Los Angeles.
Wade had ...
of his American schedule; but he invited Wade to write him again, after he had
arrived in Berkeley. Wade did. In his second letter, he proposed a detailed
schedule of seminars, lectures, and partics. He also audaciously proposed an
'We have prepared something special for you to take in the desert,' " Wade
remarked as they drove out of Los Angeles. " 'What's that?' " Wade recalls
Foucault responding. " 'We brought along some acid,' " the young professor
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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
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
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