Madness and Civilization

Madness and Civilization

A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

By Michel Foucault; Richard Howard

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679721109, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 28, 1988

Description

Perhaps the French philosopher's masterpiece, which is concerned with an extraordinary question: What does it mean to be mad?



About the Author
Michel Foucault (1926--84) is widely considered to be one of the most influential academic voices of the twentieth century and has proven influential across disciplines.

Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and Trappings. He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.


Praise For Madness and Civilization

"Superb scholarship rendered with artistry" --The Nation