‘Tripping his brains out’ – Foucault in California reviewed in the TLS (and a clarification on chronology)

Tripping his brains out‘ – Simeon Wade’s memoir Foucault in California is reviewed in the TLS.

The piece generously quotes my work in Foucault’s Last Decade. But there is one key problem to the idea that this experience changed the course of Foucault’s History of Sexuality – these events occurred in May 1975, 15 months before Foucault finished the first volume. There is a story about how the series changed, which I’ve tried to tell, and which can doubtless be told in other ways, but chronology remains significant.


Update: another review at LA Review of Books

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