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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64 The prose style of these final works , sharply different from almost everything
else he had written , mirrors their subject matter : it is limpid , sober , and serene ,
as if Foucault , as one old friend observed , “ were seeking a new , desexualized
51 It was perhaps with Roussel ' s final gesture in mind that Foucault confided in
Guibert , of all people , expecting that his confession would be made public —
and knowing as well that the artist would reveal the truth only after it had been ...
A terse summary of Foucault ' s own final response appears in “ L ' éthique du
souci de soi comme pratique de liberté ” ( int , 1984 ) , loc . cit . , p . 114 ; et in TFF
, p . 18 : “ Relations of power are not something bad in themselves , from which ...
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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
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
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