SPEECH BEGINS AFTER DEATH

BY MICHEL FOUCAULT, IN CONVERSATION WITH CLAUDE BONNEFOY, TRANSLATED BY ROBERT BONONNO
AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS

 

An interview with Michel Foucault on the problems and pleasures of writing.

Speech Begins after Death is a transcript of critic Claude Bonnefoy’s interview with Michel Foucault in which the renown theorist reflects on his approach to the written word throughout his life, from his school days to his discovery of the pleasure of writing. This is one of Foucault’s most personal statements about his life and writing.

This book belongs on the shelves of any reader with interests in Foucault, theory, or writing. It’s also a book that won’t stay on the shelves, because it is actually a delight to read, and read again. — Christopher Schaberg, New Orleans Review