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The Resource Language, madness, and desire : on literature, Michel Foucault ; edited by Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel ; translated by Robert Bononno

Language, madness, and desire : on literature, Michel Foucault ; edited by Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel ; translated by Robert Bononno

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Language, madness, and desire : on literature
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Language, madness, and desire
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on literature
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Michel Foucault ; edited by Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel ; translated by Robert Bononno
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"As a transformative thinker of the twentieth century, whose work spanned all branches of the humanities, Michel Foucault had a complex and profound relationship with literature. And yet this critical aspect of his thought, because it was largely expressed in speeches and interviews, remains virtually unknown to even his most loyal readers. This book brings together previously unpublished transcripts of oral presentations in which Foucault speaks at length about literature and its links to some of his principal themes: madness, language and criticism, and truth and desire.The associations between madness and language--and madness and silence--preoccupy Foucault in two 1963 radio broadcasts, presented here, in which he ranges among literary examples from Cervantes and Shakespeare to Diderot, before taking up questions about Artaud's literary correspondence, lettres de cachet, and the materiality of language. In his lectures on the relations among language, the literary work, and literature, he discusses Joyce, Proust, Chateaubriand, Racine, and Corneille, as well as the linguist Roman Jakobson. What we know as literature, Foucault contends, begins with the Marquis de Sade, to whose writing--particularly La Nouvelle Justine and Juliette--he devotes a full two-part lecture series focusing on notions of literary self-consciousness.Following his meditations on history in the recently published Speech Begins after Death, this current volume makes clear the importance of literature to Foucault's thought and intellectual development. "--
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1926-1984
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Foucault, Michel
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no index present
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PN45
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.F5913 2015
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non fiction
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1976-
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  • Artières, Philippe
  • Bert, Jean-François
  • Potte-Bonneville, Mathieu
  • Revel, Judith
  • Bononno, Robert
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Literature
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Language, madness, and desire : on literature, Michel Foucault ; edited by Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel ; translated by Robert Bononno
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Translated from the French
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Machine generated contents note: ContentsEditors' Introduction -- Note on the Text -- Language, Madness, and Desire -- Language and Madness -- The Silence of the Mad -- Mad Language -- Literature and Language -- Session One: What Is Literature? -- Session Two: What Is the Language of Literature? -- Lectures on Sade -- Session One: Why Did Sade Write? -- Session Two: Theoretical Discourses and Erotic Scenes -- Editors' Notes
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21 cm
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xvii, 157 pages
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9780816693238
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2015005045
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)894746326
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Language, madness, and desire : on literature, Michel Foucault ; edited by Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, and Judith Revel ; translated by Robert Bononno
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ContentsEditors' Introduction -- Note on the Text -- Language, Madness, and Desire -- Language and Madness -- The Silence of the Mad -- Mad Language -- Literature and Language -- Session One: What Is Literature? -- Session Two: What Is the Language of Literature? -- Lectures on Sade -- Session One: Why Did Sade Write? -- Session Two: Theoretical Discourses and Erotic Scenes -- Editors' Notes
Control code
ocn894746326
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 157 pages
Isbn
9780816693238
Lccn
2015005045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)894746326

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