There are two recent reviews of The Early Foucaultby Colin Koopman at The Review of Politics (requires subscription) and Jasper Friedrich at Foucault Studies (open access). They are generous and appreciative, though not uncritical. I’m grateful to both for taking the time to engage.
Here’s the first two paragraphs of Koopman’s review:
Stuart Elden’s The Early Foucault is the third offering in a planned series of four volumes on the work of Michel Foucault. Succeeding Elden’s Foucault: The Birth of Power and Foucault’s Last Decade in terms of publication order, the book’s subject matter is chronologically first with respect to Foucault’s life, tracing his earliest thought in the 1950s up until the publication of his first major book, History of Madness. The fourth volume will be published next year and will be concerned with Foucault’s archaeological writings of the subsequent decade. The entire collection of four volumes will offer…
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