Foucault books received

Foucault books receivedTwo new books – the Blackwell A Companion to Foucault, and the new collection La grande étrangère. I’ll be reviewing the Companion for Cultural Geographies. It looks really good including a translation of Daniel Defert’s ‘Chronology’ from Dits et écrits and pieces by Colin Gordon, Paul Patton, Amy Allen, Johanna Oksala, Paul Rabinow, and many others. Jeremy Crampton has a piece entitled ‘Space, Territory, Geography’  which I’m sure will become a standard reference point. The book ends with Richard A. Lynch’s “Michel Foucault’s Shorter Works in English: Bibliography and Concordance” which has long been available online.

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2 Responses to Foucault books received

  1. Chathan says:

    Somehow I feel sad that Foucault’s Manet manuscript (not the small lecture collection) was destroyed. Given the prolific discussion of art in many continental writings (Deleuze, Derrida, Barthes, Benjamin, Adorno) it would be interesting to have a sustained reflection on “Foucaultian aesthetics” beyond short discussions in OT and HM or in lectures.

    • stuartelden says:

      Well yes, but if he destroyed it himself then he must have had good reason. It’s more complicated with materials he left behind at his death, unfinished or nearly finished, such as Les aveux de la chair. Given the relaxation of the ‘no posthumous publications’ request, I wonder if eventually that too will be published, though Daniel Defert says the manuscript is very difficult to read.

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