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The History of Sexuality

4: Confessions of the Flesh

Robert Hurley Michel Foucault

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Penguin
20 April 2021
The final, previously unpublished volume of one of the twentieth century's seminal works
Foucault's History of Sexuality changed the way we think about power, selfhood and sexuality. In this fourth and final volume, he turns his attention to early Christianity, exploring how ancient ideas of pleasure were modified into the Christian notion of the 'flesh' - a transformation that would define the Western experience of sexuality.

Essentially completed at Foucault's death, the manuscript of this volume was locked away in a Paris bank vault for nearly thirty years. Now for the first time, the work is available to English-language readers as the author originally conceived it.
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Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   464g
ISBN:   9780241389584
ISBN 10:   0241389585
Series:   Penguin Clothbound Classics
Pages:   416
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Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michel Foucault (Author) Michel Foucalt (1926-84) was one of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century and the most prominent thinker in post-war France. Foucault's work influenced disciplines as diverse as history, sociology, philosophy, sociology and literary criticism. Robert Hurley (Translator) Robert Hurley is a leading French translator, specializing in the work of French philosophers and critical theorists. His English translations of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Georges Bataille are considering definitive.

Reviews for The History of Sexuality: 4: Confessions of the Flesh

Nearly 35 years after his death, Foucault remains a vital reference point, and his History of Sexuality remains required reading ... The appearance of the fourth volume is itself the most significant event in the world of Foucault scholarship in 20 years ... Essential * Los Angeles Review of Books * The most innovative and influential French thinker of the contemporary era -- Sudhir Hazareesingh * Guardian *


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