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Author QuotedMichel Foucault
Title QuotedMadness and Civilization
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/05/22
ImprintNew York : [s.n.]. 1965
QuotationFinished Foucault Madness and Civilization - a really remarkable book. Not sure that I have got more than a tenth of it. The material itself very rich, and his own handling of it subtle and masterly. One thing: the nineteenth-century asylum and its positivistic assumptions has very exact analogies to Trappist monasteries as organized by nineteenthcentury French abbots. I'd like to do a paper on it. But for whom? No one would publish it and Superiors would fall off their chairs - which would be a good thing no doubt. If I could think of something to do with it. Meanwhile, just sitting down and getting it on paper is out of the question until I have done other more urgent things.
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 238
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