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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and novelist Raymond Roussel , Foucault himself began at the end , by
pondering the possible significance of a purely biographical fact : namely ,
Roussel ' s apparent suicide in 1933 , after weeks spent drugged , in a state of
99 In fact , the GIP devoted its fourth and final pamphlet to this topic . Published
by Gallimard in 1973 , Suicides in Prison , like its predecessors , was intended to
be a documentary broadside , collating facts and firsthand memoirs that were ...
In addition , I have relied on Didier Eribon ' s biography for some of the facts
about Foucault ' s early life . ... Eribon ' s book that he disagreed with , and in
every case his disagreement seemed to me more a matter of interpretation than
of fact .
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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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