• French Theory by Francois Cusset

French Theory by Francois Cusset

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The must-read exposé of America’s love/hate affair with French theory.

The arrival of works by Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari on American shores in the late 1970s and 1980s caused a sensation. French Theory is the first comprehensive account of the American fortunes of these unlikely philosophical celebrities. Reveling in the gossipy history, Cusset reveals how French theory has become inextricably bound with American life.