first of all, I should say that in my opinion the Semiotexte range of
translations of Foucault's interviews and writings are highly unreliable -
both in terms of the provenance of what they are translating and the quality
of the translations themselves. The "Remarks on Marx" is a good example of
If you want a reliable translation of the entire interview, then "Interview
with Michel Foucault" in "Power" is indeed the place to find it. The French
version is in DEIV, .41-95.
However, what has always puzzled me about this very important interview is
the status of the various publications - Trombadori conducted the interview
(presumably in French?) and then published it in Italian. Subsequently we
have an English translation (Semiotexte) - from the Italian, or from the
original French recording? And, a French translation (?) in DEIV. And then
another English translation (in "Power"), from the Italian (?). What I would
like to know, for example, is whether any of these translators, since
Trombadori, actually listened to the original recording, or read the
original transcript (in French?). Unfortunately none of the published
versions (as far as I can see) actually clarify this issue.
On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 6:23 PM, M. Karskens <mkarskens@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> as far as I know <Remarks on Marx> is a
> translation of parts of the interview by
> Trombadori <Conversazione con Michel Foucault>
> , see Dits et Écrits no.281. I can help you with the original Italian
> also see the Lynch Bibliography (Michel Foucault's shorter works in
> machiel karskens
> At 18:28 20-2-2008, you wrote:
> >Can anybody tell me something about Remarks on
> >Marx published in 1991 by Semiotext(E).
> >It seems to be out of print, and I was wondering
> >if parts or all of it had been published elsewhere.
> >For example, is 'Interview with Michel Foucault'
> >in Power part or all of this text, or something else entirely?
> >Thanks for your help in advance,
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