The History of Sexuality: An Introduction Character Descriptions

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Michel Foucault

This person was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926 and died in 1984. He was a renowned lecturer and theorist throughout the world. He was the director at the Institut Franzais in Hamburg and the Institut de Philosophie at the Faculty des Lettres at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, and held a chair at the prestigious Collige de France. He published numerous articles and books on a wide variety of topics.


The narrator of "My Secret Life," an autobiographical account of erotic escapades published in eleven limited volumes that became enormously popular, is unnamed. Foucault characterizes this person as a traditional libertine man of the latter part of the 19th century, and theorizes that this person augmented his sexual sensations through his public re-telling in great minutia.


This person was a half-wit farmhand who lived in Lapcourt, Lorraine. Unable to attract the sexual favors of girls his...

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