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The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Written by Gustave Flaubert
Translated by Lafcadio Hearn
Introduction by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 22, 2012
Price: $2.99

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The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Written by Gustave Flaubert
Translated by Lafcadio Hearn
Introduction by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $19.00

A book that deeply influenced the young Freud and was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert’s lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it is a fantastical... Read more >
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The Archaeology of Knowledge

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Archaeology of Knowledge

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1982
Price: $15.00

Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge--are these facts of life or simply parts of speech?  The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of "things said" and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal.  A summing up of Foucault's own methodological assumptions, this... Read more >
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The Birth of the Clinic
An Archaeology of Medical Perception
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $15.95

The Birth of Clinic charts the dramatic transformation of medical knowledge which took place in the eighteenth century, when medicine took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped.  Disease became subject to new rules of classification.  And doctors began to describe phenomena... Read more >

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Discipline & Punish
The Birth of the Prison
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $16.95

Using academic works and legal documents dating back to the early 1700s, Foucault constructs a history of punishment, beginning with the spectacle of corporal punishment and public execution and ending with the institution of the modern prison.  He argues that over the course of approximately eighty years (between the torture and execution... Read more >
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Discipline & Punish
The Birth of the Prison
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Foucault Reader

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1984
Price: $19.00

Edited by Paul Rainbow.  Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world, someone whose work has affected the teaching of half a dozen disciplines ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. The Foucault Reader contains selections from each area of Foucault's work as well as... Read more >

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Herculine Barbin

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 1980
Price: $15.00

Introduction by Michel Foucault. With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls, and the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as an hermaphrodite. She was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered... Read more >
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Herculine Barbin

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The History of Sexuality
An Introduction
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2
The Use of Pleasure
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The History of Sexuality
An Introduction
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1990
Price: $15.00

In the History of Sexuality (Volume1) Foucault traces the history of sexuality in Europe from the Classical period to modern times in terms of shifts in the control of sexual practices.  He offers a brilliant analysis of how the merely "unlawful" became the "un-natural," relating this change to his theory of power/knowledge... Read more >
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The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2
The Use of Pleasure
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1990
Price: $15.00

In this second volume of his history of sexuality, Foucault analyzes an array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions about the West's perception of sexual experience as a moral issue, and why the other appetites of the body, such as hunger, and collective concerns... Read more >
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The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3
The Care of the Self
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3
The Care of the Self
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 28, 1988
Price: $15.95

Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure.  He explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the... Read more >
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Madness and Civilization
A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 28, 1988
Price: $15.95

Foucault discusses the question of madness and how to define it by studying madness from 1500 to 1800--from the Middle Ages when insanity was considered part of everyday life and fools and madmen walked the streets, to the point when these people began to be considered a threat, asylums were built... Read more >
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Madness and Civilization
A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Order of Things
An Archaeology of Human Sciences
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $16.95

Foucault offers startling evidence that "man"--man as a subject of scientific knowledge--is at best a recent invention, the result of a fundamental mutation in our culture.  He cuts across disciplines and reaches back into the seventeenth century to show how classical systems of knowledge, which linked all of nature within a great... Read more >
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The Order of Things
An Archaeology of Human Sciences
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $15.99

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Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1980
Price: $16.00

Edited and with an afterword by Colin Gordon.  In this set of essays and interviews, Foucault interprets his writings on such themes as sexuality, politics, and punishment, stressing the contribution of each to the magnificent--and terrifying--portrait of society that he is compiling.  As Foucault shows, what he has always been describing is the... Read more >
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