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In this classic account of madness, Michel Foucault shows once and for all why he is one of the most distinguished European philosophers since the end of World War II. Madness and Civilization, Foucault's first book and his finest accomplishment, will change the way in which you think about society. Evoking shock, pity, and fascination, it might also make you question the way you think about yourself.
©1972 Editions Gallimard; English translation copyright 1965 by Random House, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor
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"Superb scholarship rendered with artistry." (The Nation)
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By Reem Abu Hwaij on 09-25-17

Terrible narration

I was very excited to start this audiobook but found it very difficult to listen to the content with the narrators dramatized and unnecessarily emotional tone. This hardly seems like the kind of book that warrants such random emotional segements, which are completely irrelevant to the content mind you! Really distracting!

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By Jaded Buddha on 09-21-16

Crucial book. Bad reading performance.

Strange, incongruously melodramatic reading totally distracts from the text. The reader's voice trembles with emotion, speeds up, slows down, increases then decreases volume, without following the content. This kind of hammy performance is bad enough when you hear it in a Shakespeare performance. Why the reader thinks it works for this book is hard to imagine. Not easy to take this audiobook seriously, which is really disappointing.

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