MICHEL FOUCAULT was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lectured at universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Germany and the Institut de Philosophie at the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and periodicals. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at one of France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.
"A brilliant, challenging contribution to the history of
-- Kirkus Reviews (*starred*)
"Michel Foucault is a thinker from whose writing one can infer lessons for our modern lives and dilemmas."
--The Boston Globe "This is required reading for those who cling to stereotyped ideas about our difference from the Greeks in terms of pagan license versus Christian austerity, or their hedonism versus our anxiety."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Foucault remains a vital reference point, and his History of Sexuality remains required reading."
--Los Angeles Review of Books