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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To different people in private he presented different—and often contradictory—
faces. But in public, he virtually never spoke, or wrote, about himself—at least not
straightforwardly. A virtuoso of selfeffacement, he loved donning masks in his
To express such a “transfiguration does not entail an annulling of reality,”
Foucault wrote in 1983, “but a difficult interplay between the truth of what is real
and the exercise of freedom; 'natural' things become more than natural,' 'beautiful'
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
ieminded of what Foucault himself wrote about the novelist Raymond Roussel.
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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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