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The History of Sexuality, Volume 1 by Michel Foucault
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Jan 15, 2009

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For a gender (i.e. queer) theory class. I'm supposed to read this in ONE WEEK.


“Western man has become a confessing animal. Whence a metamorphosis in literature: we have passed from a pleasure to be recounted and heard, centering on the heroic or marvelous narration of ‘trials’ of bravery or sainthood, to a literature ordered according to the infinite task of extracting from the depths of oneself, in between the words, a truth which the very form of the confession holds out like a shimmering mirage.”

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January 15, 2009 – Shelved
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January 21, 2009 – Finished Reading
September 25, 2011 – Shelved as: school
August 9, 2016 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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