Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Language, Madness, and DesireOn Literature$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jean-François Bert and Mathieu Potte-Bonneville

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693238

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.001.0001

Show Summary Details

The Silence of the Mad

The Silence of the Mad

(p.7) The Silence of the Mad
Language, Madness, and Desire

Michel Foucault

, Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, Judith Revel, Robert Bononno
University of Minnesota Press

This consists of an interview with Michel Foucault by Jean Doat on madness and silence. The discussion, using excerpts from King Lear, Don Quixote, Rameau’s Nephew, and Artaud’s correspondence with Jacques Rivière, focuses on madness and the awareness of madness by those afflicted. There are excerpts and a discussion of lettres de cachet, which were used to incarcerate people on the basis of little more than a complaint from a family member, neighbor, or the police.

Keywords:   literature, French literature, madness, criticism, Raymond Roussel, Michel Leiris, Marquis de Sade, La Nouvelle Justine, truth and desire, philosophy

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.