Pierre Rivière

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“I think the reason we decided to publish these documents was to draw a map, so to speak, of those combats, to reconstruct these confrontations and battles, to rediscover the interaction of those discourses as weapons of attack and defense in the relations of power and knowledge.” (Michel Foucault)

Research project by a team engaged in a seminar at the College de France.

Michel Foucault, Blandine Barret-Kriegel, Gilbert Burlet-Tovic, Robert Castel, Jeanne Favret, Alexandre Fontana, Georgette Legee, Patricia Moulin, Jean-Pierre Peter, Philippe Riot, Maryvonne Saison.

Publication of the dossier containing documents and comments on the case of Pierre Rivière.

  • Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère… Gallimard 1973.
  • I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered my Mother, my Sister and my Brother. Penguin, 1975.
  • Minä, Pierre Rivière, teurastettuani äitini, siskoni ja veljeni… Ei suomennettu.

Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma sœur et mon frère…(1976) film by René Allio.