Hallucinating Foucault

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Harper Collins, Nov 30, 2010 - Fiction - 100 pages
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A captivating first novel of love and madness, Hallucinating Foucault tells of a devoted reader's quest to find and liberate Paul Michel, enfant terrible of French Letters, who is schizophrenic and incarerated in an asylum. As its builds towards a startling conclusion, the novel unravels and probes the intriguing connections between writer Paul Michel and philosopher Michel Foucault, and the elusive bond that exists between writer and reader.

  

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Hallucinating Foucault

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Employing a narrative style as limpid and engaging as that of Camus, this first novelist ably refutes her hero's assertion: "The love between a writer and a reader is never celebrated." This is a ... Read full review

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It's set in Cambridge, my old home town so enjoyed revisiting my old haunts via the written word! A very weird but brilliantly written first novel. It centers around the narrator's quest to search for ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
17
Section 4
39
Section 5
44
Section 6
47
Section 7
51
Section 8
63
Section 14
128
Section 15
130
Section 16
133
Section 17
136
Section 18
141
Section 19
158
Section 20
159
Section 21
165

Section 9
83
Section 10
86
Section 11
99
Section 12
112
Section 13
119
Section 22
166
Section 23
170
Section 24
172
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About the author (2010)

Patricia Duncker teaches writing and nineteenth-and twentieth-century literature at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She is the author of two previous novels, Hallucinating Foucault, which won Dillon's First Fiction Award and the McKitterick Prize for best first novel, and The Doctor, as well as a collection of stories, Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Trees.

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