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Death and the labyrinth : the world of Raymond Roussel

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, [2004?]
Series: Athlone contemporary European thinkers.
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"Death and the Labyrinth in unique, being Foucault's only work on literature. For Foucault this was "by far the book I wrote most easily and with the greatest pleasure". Here, Foucault explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental writing, whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Breton, Robbe Grillet, Gide and Giacometti."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.
Death and the labyrinth.
London ; New York : Continuum, [2004?]
(DLC) 2004299583
(OCoLC)144522150
Named Person: Raymond Roussel
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Foucault
ISBN: 9781441175366 1441175369
OCLC Number: 741691112
Notes: Translation of: Raymond Roussel.
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 227 p.)
Contents: The threshold and the key --
The cushions of the billiard table --
Rhyme and reason --
Dawns, mine, crystal --
The metamorphosis and the labyrinth --
The surface of things --
The empty lens --
The enclosed sun --
An interview with Michel Foucault / by Charles Ruas.
Series Title: Athlone contemporary European thinkers.
Other Titles: Raymond Roussel.
Responsibility: Michel Foucault ; translated from the French by Charles Ruas ; with an introduction by James Faubion ; and a postcript by John Ashbery.

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Explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental writing, whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Cocteau, Duchamp, Breton,  Read more...

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