Category Archives: Mircea Eliade

Parts of Georges Bataille’s library for sale (and a fascinating downloadable catalogue and inventaire)

Parts of Georges Bataille’s library are for sale – story here. As you’d expect, things are rather expensive… A catalogue is available to buy – La bibliothèque de Georges Bataille – and to download as pdf here. petit in-4, broché, … Continue reading

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Books received – Eliade, Benveniste, Charachidzé, Balibar, Godelier

Mainly second-hand books for the Indo-European thought project, along with Étienne Balibar, Cosmopolitique, the third volume in his Écrits series, and Maurice Godelier’s study of Lévi-Strauss (available in English from Verso, translated by Nora Scott), both bought in Paris.

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Books received – Ginzburg, Mauss, Eliade, Goldstein, Brennan

A couple by Carlo Ginzburg, including his new Nevertheless: Machiavelli, Pascal, the Hau books edition of Marcel Mauss, The Gift, translated by Jane Guyer with additional material, an older book by Mircea Eliade, Jan Goldstein’s Foucault and the Writing of … Continue reading

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Indo-European thought in twentieth-century France – the next major project

Although the manuscript on Foucault in the 1960s is not complete, the end is in sight, and I hope to have most of it done by early 2022. That book will complete my four-volume intellectual history of Foucault’s entire career. … Continue reading

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Books received – Benveniste, Althusser, Eliade, Heidegger, Nail, Derrida, Miller, Dumézil

Mostly bought second-hand, but also Thomas Nail, Theory of the Object and Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity, both sent by the publishers, and the most recent of Derrida’s seminars and Heidegger’s notebooks.

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Books received – Patron, Kristeva, Eliade, Foucault et. al., Derrida, Lévi-Strauss

An edited collection on the Critique journal, Kristeva’s memoir, the final volume of Mircea Eliade’s journal, the long-awaited Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980), the translation of Foucault’s 1982 seminar in Toronto, Speaking the Truth … Continue reading

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Books received – Eliade, Barthes, Foucault, Kristeva, Griffiths

Mostly bought second-hand, but also the new translation of Foucault’s early courses on sexuality from Columbia University Press. My endorsement is on the website but didn’t make the cut for the back cover.

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Books received – Farge, Todorov, Badir, Ornicar? Benjamin, Olssen, Jones, Rennie, Forest, Ortigues

Some older books bought second-hand, along with the recent books Arlette Farge, Instants de Vie, Sémir Badir. Magritte et les philosophes, Foucault – Duby – Dumézil – Changeux – Thom, Cinq grands entretiens au Champ Freudien, the new critical edition of … Continue reading

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Books received – Nietzsche, Chow, Heidegger, Stimilli, Anthony, Renfrew, Mallory

The latest volume in the Nietzsche complete works from Stanford, Rey Chow, A Face Drawn in Sand: Humanistic Inquiry and Foucault in the Present from Columbia, three books from SUNY in recompense for review work, and three second-hand books as … Continue reading

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Books received – Eliade, Waltham-Smith, Marx-Scouras, Foucault, Olsen, Olander & Kristiansen

Mainly bought second-hand, but also the long-awaited Foucault, Binswanger et l’analyse existentielle, edited by Elisabetta Basso, and the new book by Warwick colleague Naomi Waltham-Smith, Shattering Biopolitics: Militant Listening and the Sound of Life.

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