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The Lives of Michel Foucault by David Macey

The Lives of Michel Foucault

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The Lives of Michel Foucault by David Macey
Jan 29, 2019 | 640 Pages
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“David Macey’s endeavour was to break down the various elements of Michel Foucault’s life into their many different facets. And he did so with great success. The author delightfully weaves together the key moments in Foucault’s life and writing with his activist interventions and his engagement in the struggles around homosexuality, mental illness and prison. He thus brings out a fascinating, enigmatic character of extraordinary intelligence, who succeeded in composing a polyphonic oeuvre that was sadly cut short by his untimely death. Through the pages of Macey’s book we discover the itinerary of a doctor’s son who became an accomplished scholar, a pupil of Georges Canguilhem, a friend of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida, a great reader of Freud, Lacan and Sartre, both philosopher and historian. In this fine biography we find a man of phenomenal erudition, who would be transformed by his journey to the United States.”
—Elisabeth Roudinesco

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