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Michel Foucault
by Didier Eribon
translated by Betsy Wing
Harvard University Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-674-57286-7 | Cloth: 978-0-674-57287-4
Library of Congress Classification B2430.F724E7513 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 194


Reviews of this book:
Didier Eribon...has produced an astonishingly readable account of the man and his ideas , which is also in many ways an intellectual history of postwar France, so wide a trail did Foucault blaze in his time...Eribon's sensitive, lucid and wide-ranging intellectual biography gives us both an appealingly personal view of this quirky and brilliant man, and also a sense of his true stature.
--Thomas Frick, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Reviews of this book:
Foucault is well served by his biographer, who has not hesitated to paint a warts-and-all portrait of his complicated, sometimes contradictory, subject. Eribon's book offers readers not only a fascinating account of Foucault's life and work, but a first-class short course in the contemporary French literary scene.
--Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune

Reviews of this book:
A striking biography.
--Alan Ryan, New York Review of Books

Eribon offers not only a vivid, timely, detailed portrait of an enigmatic and ambiguous man but also a thoroughly accurate description of the French intellectual world, with all its rituals and fetishes. The book holds our attention like a good novel.
--Pierre Bourdieu, Collège de France

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