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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M What Foucault may have said in these conversations appears in two places:
Guibert's novel, To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, largely about AIDS,
published in 1990, when Guibert himself, afflicted with the disease, was facing
Some commentators felt that the thinly veiled characterization of Foucault in this
novel had violated not merely the trust of his dead friend but the unwritten code,
still strong in France, that one simply does not talk in public about a person's ...
Didier Eribon has said to me that the novel is, so far he can determine, truthful —
an accurate account of what actually happened to Foucault in his final months.
This is the impression, as well, of Edmund White. Even Daniel Defert, who (as the
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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
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