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This Is Not a Pipe - Foucault, Michel, and Harkness, James (Translated by)
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What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? Rene Magritte's famous canvas provides the starting point for a delightful homage by the French philosopher-historian Michel Foucault. Much better known for his incisive and mordant explorations of power and social exclusion, Foucault here assumes a more playful stance. By exploring the nuances and ambiguities of Magritte's visual critique of language, he finds the painter less removed than previously thought from the pioneers of ...

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This is Not a Pipe 1983, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520042322

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This Is Not a Pipe 1983, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520049161

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