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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When Foucault first met Barraqué, in 1952, the composer was part of a band of
crusading young rebels, uncompromising serialists all, which included Pierre
Boulez. It was, in fact, Boulez, three years Barraqué's elder, whom Foucault had
enough to take the measure of a century he considered calamitous: for Barraqué,
as for Foucault, a world of death camps and total war demanded a work of epic
ambition and dithyrambic fury.” A perfectionist even more fanatical than Boulez, ...
Barraqué's friends warned him that Foucault's obsessions were potentially
destructive. And according to ... Barraqué's unpublished correspondence
confirms that the composer was increasingly distressed by Foucault's behavior.
The basic ...
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Revelatory, well-written account of the controversial life and writings of French historian and philosopher Foucault. Miller (``Democracy is in the Streets'', 1987, etc.) makes it clear from the start ... Read full review
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Foucault has been acclaimed as one of France's most influential and certainly controversial 20th-century philosophers. Miller has thoroughly researched and presented Foucault's intellectual journey ... Read full review
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
THE HEART LAID BARE
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