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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780942299021 | 112 pp. | 6 x 8.8 in | October 1987
Paperback | $18.95 Trade | £14.95 | ISBN: 9780942299038 | 112 pp. | 6 x 8.8 in | October 1989

Foucault / Blanchot

Maurice Blanchot: The Thought from Outside and Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him
Translated by Jeffrey Mehlman and Brian Massumi


In these two essays, two of the most important French thinkers of our time reflect on each other's work. In so doing, novelist/essayist Maurice Blanchot and philosopher Michel Foucault develop a new perspective on the relationship between subjectivity, fiction, and the will to truth. The two texts present reflections on writing, language, and representation which question the status of the author/subject and explore the notion of a "neutral" voice that arises from the realm of the "outside." This book is crucial not only to an understanding of these two thinkers, but also to any overview of recent French thought.Michel Foucault (1927-1984) was the holder of a chair at the College de France. Among his works are Madness and Civilization, The Order of Things, Discipline and Punish, and The History of Sexuality Maurice Blanchot, born in 1907, is a novelist and critic. His works include Death Sentence, Thomas the Obscure, and The Space of Literature.

About the Author

Michel Foucault (1926–84) is widely considered to be one of the most influential academic voices of the twentieth century and has proven influential across disciplines.