Re: I need help with a reference...

"What, do you imagine that I would take so much trouble and so much
pleasure in writing, do you think that I would keep so persistently to my
task, if I were not preparing - with a rather shaky hand - a labyrinth into
which I can venture, in which I can move my discourse, opening up
underground passages, forcing it to go far from itself, finding overhangs
that reduce and deform its itinerary, in which I can lose myself and appear
at last to eyes that I will never have to meet again. I am no doubt not the
only one who writes in order to have no face. Do not ask who I am and do
not ask me to remain the same: leave it to our bureaucrats and our police
to see that our papers are in order. At least spare us their morality when
we write." _The Archaeology of Knowledge_, p. 17

Gently yours,
Sean Hill

>Gentle readers:
>I need to find a passage from Foucault. This may be something he said a
>few times, but I remember reading it, I think, in _Discipline and Punish_.
>Somewhere, Michel says that he is trying to "write to not have a face," or
>"the writer must write to not have a face." Does this ring a bell w/
>anyone? If so, could you remind me of where the passage occurs? I really
>appreciate your help.
>Take care,
>James Parr
>Department of English
>University of Virginia

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