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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72 Perhaps to dream of death was mad. Perhaps the experience of the void
eluded every effort to communicate it. Perhaps the nihilism palpable in the death
camps could find in a work that embraced the void no adequate response.
"Repetitive and disconnected," his work perhaps "advances nowhere. Since
indeed it never ceases to say the same thing, it perhaps says nothing." It was "
tangled up," "indecipherable," "inconclusive," "disorganized," a "muddle."2 Of
And if, once upon a time, he had wished his rivals dead, then, at the end of his life
, he had perhaps wished himself dead, casting his fate freely with a community
he knew was doomed, doomed as surely as the Jews of Poitiers had been ...
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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
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR
WAITING FOR GODOT
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