Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (Paperback)

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Perhaps the French philosopher's masterpiece, which is concerned with an extraordinary question: What does it mean to be mad?

About the Author


Michel Foucault acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. He died in 1984.

Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and Trappings. He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.

Praise For…


"Superb scholarship rendered with artistry" --The Nation

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679721109
ISBN-10: 067972110X
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: November 28th, 1988
Pages: 320
Language: English