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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Illuminating one of the most paradoxical aspects of the philosopher's ethos — his
tortuous personal approach to telling the truth — the drama revolved around
Herve" Guibert. Virtually every day, for as long as words still came — and until the
"Yes," Guibert agreed with Pivot, "it's terrible!" But, added the artist, "it is the truth."
But why, wondered Pivot, did Guibert insist on revealing this particular truth?
Because, the artist replied, in a phrase that harmonizes well with the sentiments
For another account of Foucault's final days, see Didier Eribon, Michel Foucault (
Paris, 1989), pp. 347-53; et: Michel Foucault, trans. Betsy Wing (Cambridge,
Mass, 1991), pp. 324-27. 2. Herve Guibert, A lami qui ne m'a pas sauve la vie (
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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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