The Friendship of Roland Barthes

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Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Polity Press
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781509513321
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About the Author

Philippe Sollers is a French writer, critic and founder of the literary journal Tel Quel.

Reviews

"These traces of an elusive life - a selection of letters by Roland Barthes, affectionate memories of him, and above all an evocative sketch of the precise place he occupied in a complex and combative intellectual history - add up to a compelling portrait of a much missed writer."
--Michael Wood, Princeton University

"This engaging book will give great pleasure to fans of both Sollers and Barthes. Sollers writes movingly about his long-term friendship with Barthes in a way that is full of human interest - anecdotal, autobiographical, literary, and political. The letters fro, Barthes to Sollers are delightful, especially the inclusion of copies of the handwritten letters. The increasing intimacy of their friendship, always expressed via the deeply respectful French vous form, will fascinate lovers of the epistolary form as well as scholars and students of Barthes and Sollers."
--Christina Howells, University of Oxford, UK

"enjoyably grouchy homage"
The New York Review of Books