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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15 Death , and its significance , was one of Foucault ' s lifelong obsessions . “ In
the depths of his dream , ” he declared in 1954 , “ what man encounters in his
death ” - and quite possibly a welcome “ fulfillment of his existence . ” Thirty years
25 In any case , the circumstances of Foucault ' s death are still not entirely clear .
According to one source , the original death certificate gave AIDS as the cause of
death . This piece of information supposedly came as a rude shock to Foucault ...
erately bundled off the stage of history — as if death were something shameful
and threatening . 120 And in one way , death was something threatening : “ In the
passage from this world to the other , ” remarks Foucault , “ death was the manner
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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