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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And when The Order of Things was first published in France in the spring of 1966
, it became a bestseller. Though unanticipated, his popular triumph was not
entirely surprising. The very complexity of his prose proved to be a central
128 The reception of The Order of Things left Foucault both pleased and
dissatisfied. He was glad to have met Sartre on his own level, and thrilled to be at
the center of intellectual and scholarly discussion — throughout his life, even
long after ...
By contrast, 1 have always considerec The Order of Things to be a kind of formal
exercise."131 As the months went by, and his book's reputation grew, Foucault
became increasingly irritated by the uncomprehending enthusiasm of his large ...
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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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