The lives of Michel Foucault: a biography

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Pantheon Books, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 599 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

It is an in-depth epic, of how Foucault came to exist which at least traces his intellectual as well as biological trees. In the case of biological trees it goes back a generation and offers a portrait of Michel's father. Quotes from letters his father wrote are quite insightful. Read full review

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Contents

PaulMichel
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The Fox the School and the Party
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Carnival in Musterlingen
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Copyright

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