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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Tuke established an asylum in York , England , that was renowned for its bucolic
setting and lack of physical restraints ; Pinel at the height of the French
Revolution liberated the inmates at Bicêtre , declaring , according to the legend ,
Despite its psychoanalytic focus , Roudinesco ' s is by far the most vivid single
book on the 1960s theory explosion in France . On the Tel quel view of Sade ,
see Roland Barthes , Sade / Fourier / Loyola , trans . Richard Miller ( New York ,
1976 ) ...
... and luminous mind — yes, perhaps self-destructive and all too human, but one
that can never be accused of banality, mediocrity, pettiness, or naivete." —New
York Times Book Review "[A] bold and brilliant reconstruction of Foucault's life ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing
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