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For Michel Foucault, discourse does not simply mean "verbal exchange"; in and through his work it has come to mean (quoted from Wiktionary), An institutionalized way of thinking, a social boundary defining what can be said about a specific topic (...) For example, in Madness and Civilization (Folie et déraison, 1961) he described how the Age of ...


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He mentioned it in La Vie Errante (The Wandering Life), published 1890. I found a quote in this blog post, both in French and in Amanda Crawley Jackson's English translation: J’ai quitté Paris et même la France, parce que la tour Eiffel finissait par m’ennuyer trop. Non seulement on la voyait de partout, mais on la trouvait partout, faite de toutes les ...


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The story is set during the winter of 1870-1871, several months after the fall of Napoléon III's Second Empire (early September 1870) but before the preliminary peace treaty signed in Versailles on 26 February 1871. Since the Prussian forces entered Rouen in December 1870 (apparently, Prussian soldiers even used Flaubert's bed), the siege of Paris (19 ...


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"Legion of Honor": initially a very high honor created by Napoleon Bonaparte, but can be gifted to civilians and as such tends to designate an old, respectable Frenchman who has done service to his country. Source "General Council": now called the Departmental council, this is the department-level government. Essentially, what this says ...


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