BMCR 1995.11.01

1995.11.01, ALSO SEEN: Halperin, Saint Foucault

, Saint Foucault : towards a gay hagiography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. ISBN 9780195093711. $19.95.

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).