A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Roland Barthes (Author) Richard Howard (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Hill & Wang
Publish Date
October 12, 2010
Pages
234
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.25 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374532314
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About the Author

ROLAND BARTHES was born in 1915. A French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic, he influenced the development of schools of theory, including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, and post-structuralism. He died in 1980.

Reviews

"Barthes's work, along with that of Wilde and ValΓ©ry, gives being an aesthete a good name . . . Defending the senses, he never betrayed the mind." --SUSAN SONTAG

"Barthes's most popular and unusual performance as a writer is A Lover's Discourse, a writing out of the discourse of love. This language--primarily the complaints and reflections of the lover when alone, not exchanges of a lover with her or her partner--is unfashionable. Thought it is spoken by millions of people, diffused in our popular romances and television programs as well as in serious literature, there is no institution that explores, maintains, modifies, judges, repeats, and otherwise assumes responsibility for this discourse . . . Writing out the figures of a neglected discourse, Barthes surprises us in A Lover's Discourse by making love, in its most absurd and sentimental forms, an object of interest." --Jonathan Culler