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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Daniel Defert recalls that Foucault privately expressed his dislike of the book on
more than one occasion — a sentiment he sometimes voiced as well in public: "It
is the most difficult, the most tiresome book I ever wrote," he declared with ...
"Considered from the standpoint of their 'pragmatics,' " he wrote, his lectures and
texts on the Greeks and Romans were "the protocol of an exercise that was
lengthy, groping, and often in need of renewal and correction." His research into
50 In trying to weigh the significance of Guibert's apparent revelations about what
Foucault felt to be the secret of his inner experience, one is constantly being
leminded of what Foucault himself wrote about the novelist Raymond Roussel.
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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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WAITING FOR GODOT
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