Lives of Michel Foucault

ISBN-10: 0679757929
ISBN-13: 9780679757924
Edition: 1994
Authors: David Macey
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/25/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034

When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, and novelists the world over. But as public as he was in his militant campaigns on behalf of prisoners, dissidents, and homosexuals, he shrouded his personal life in mystery. In The Lives of Michel Foucault -- written with the full cooperation of Daniel Defert, Foucault's former lover -- David Macey gives the richest account to date of Foucault's life and work, informed as it is by the complex issues arising from his writings.

Acknowledgements
Textual Note
Introduction: 'I, Michel Foucault ...'
Paul-Michel
The Fox, the School and the Party
Carnival in Musterlingen
North
A History of Madness
Death and the Labyrinth
Words and Things
South
Vincennes
'A Place Where Thought Is Free'
'Intolerable'
The Professor Militant
The Archives of Pain
The Use of Pleasures
Dissident
The Dance of Death Begins
The Great, Stubborn Light of Polish Freedom
An Unfinished Life
Notes
Bibliography
Other Works Consulted
Index

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