Five letters from père Festugière to Michel Foucault (1956-1957), edited by Pierre Vesperini, Anabases (requires subscription)

Vesperini 2020 - Festugiere FoucaultPierre Vesperini,“« Un gentil mécréant, avec qui l’on entre aussitôt dans le seul monde qui compte »: Cinq lettres du père Festugière à Michel Foucault (1956-1957)”, Anabases 31, 2020, 125-130.

André-Jean Festugière was known to me as the translator of Artemidorus, Onirocritica, which Foucault discusses in the The Care of the Self and the Subjectivity and Truth lectures. I discuss that reading at length in Foucault’s Last Decade. I also knew that in 1956, Foucault invited Festugière to Uppsala to speak at the Maison de France.

Now Pierre Vesperini has published the letters which Festugière sent to Foucault – Foucault’s letters have unfortunately not been found – and they are an interesting insight into an intellectual friendship. Another footnote to The Early Foucault, and an unexpected indication of a line to follow for a future project.

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1 Response to Five letters from père Festugière to Michel Foucault (1956-1957), edited by Pierre Vesperini, Anabases (requires subscription)

  1. Pingback: The Archaeology of Foucault update 2: The Birth of the Clinic, a trip to Paris, working on courses on Sexuality and Les mots et les choses | Progressive Geographies

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