Released: January 1, 1996
Although this book was published five years after Michel Foucault's death in 1984, it is the best available introduction to his published works. Gilles Deleuze commented that, "the interviews in this book go much further than anything Foucault ever wrote, and they are indispensible in understanding his life work."
Foucault Live unveils the intent behind Foucault's classical studies and clarifies the many professional and popular misinterpretations of his ideas over the course of his career. All of Foucault's interests, from madness and delinquence to film and sexuality, and their resultant writings, are probed by knowledgeable critics and journalists. After reading this book, the reader can explore key notions such as episteme, savoir and connaissance, archeology, and archive, without the knitted brow that plagued Foucault's public when he was alive. This is the guide to Foucault's life as an agent provocateur in the world of philosophy and scholarship.