Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

2016.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michel Foucault, Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature, Philippe Artièries, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville,
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2016.03.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michel Foucault, Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature, Philippe Artièries, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel (eds.), Robert Bononno (tr.), University of Minnesota Press, 2015, 158pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780816693238. Reviewed by Mark Olssen, University of Surrey This book, originally published in French as La grande étrangère: À propos de littérature in 2013, comprising Michel Foucault's comments on literature, constitutes a welcome if late addition to the Foucault archive of accessible books. It offers Foucault's views on literature in different contexts and formats over the period 1960-1971. It is based upon typed transcripts of oral presentations Foucault gave in radio broadcasts and lectures. The editors have rendered these presentations as literal as possible, correcting errors and punctuation to improve readability, but being careful to comply with Foucault's. . .

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