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


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 acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the 1970s and 1980s, continues to have enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines. He died in 1984.

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