A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 12, 2010 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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A Loverís Discourse, at its 1978 publication, was revolutionary: Roland Barthes made unprecedented use of the tools of structuralism to explore the whimsical phenomenon of love. Rich with references ranging from Goetheís Werther to Winnicott, from Plato to Proust, from Baudelaire to Schubert, A Loverís Discourse artfully draws a portrait in which every reader will find echoes of themselves.

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Review: A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

User Review  - David - Goodreads

A textual conversation between Roland Barthes (RB) and his friend X.: RB: hey X: hey Rolly, what's up RB: went on a date last night, still reeling X: oh? how'd it go? RB: I don't know! he said I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ellie - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Barthes never attempts to give us a uniform narrative about love. Instead he provides us with fragments--some from literature, others his own thought--from a quite ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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.

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