Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.11.01


David M. Halperin, Saint Foucault : towards a gay hagiography. New York : Oxford University Press, 1995. Pp. viii, 246.

This is not a book which falls within our normal ambit of coverage, though its author is a classicist, and it would take considerable courage and preparation to review a book which methodically and quite effectively sets out to defy every effort to speak of Foucault in a non-Foucauldian idiom. This volume comprises an introduction and two long essays, one on the politics of Foucault, the other on the three recent biographies of Foucault (Eribon, Miller, Macey). We mention it here, however, chiefly because it is the first book known to the editors to advertise that a portion of it has previously appeared (see p. 222, bibliographical note) in BMCR (3.2.7).