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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... one is reminded of Georges Bataille's exuberant early essay on "The Use
Value of D.A.F. de Sade." After slashing away at Andre Breton and the surrealists
for expressing their admiration for the Marquis de Sade without showing the
99. 102. Georges Bataille, "The Use Value of DA F de Sade," in Visions of Excess
, trans Allan Stoekl (Minneapolis, Minn., 1985), p. 102. 103. Georges Bataille,
Erotism: Death and Sensuality, trans. Mary Dalwood (New York 1962), p. 180.
It is worth comparing Foucault's apparent response to the AIDS epidemic with
Georges Bataille's response to the outbreak of World War 1I, recorded in the
second volume of his Summa Atheologica, entitled Guilty — a Nietzschean
journal as ...
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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
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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
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