A Barthes Reader

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Macmillan, 1982 - Art - 495 pages
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A Barthes Reader gives one the image of Barthes as one of the great public teachers of our time, someone who thought out, argued for, and made available several steps in a penetrating reflection on language sign systems, texts- and what they have to tell us about the concept of being human. Susan Sontag's prefatory essay is one of her finest acts of criticism, informed by intellectual sympathy and a sure sense of the contours of the mind she is describing.

 

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Contents

On Gide and His Journal
3
The World of Wrestling
18
from Writing Degree Zero
31
The World as Object
62
Baudelaires Theater
74
The Face of Garbo
82
Striptease
85
The Lady of the Camellias
89
The Imagination of the Sign
211
The Plates of the Encyclopedia
218
The Eiffel Tower
236
Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives
251
Flaubert and the Sentence
296
Lesson in Writing
305
PART THREE
315
The Third Meaning
317

Myth Today
93
The Last Happy Writer
150
Buffet Finishes Off New York
158
Tacitus and the Funerary Baroque
162
PART TWO
167
from On Racine
169
Authors and Writers
185
The Photographic Message
194
Fourier
334
Writers Intellectuals Teachers
378
from The Pleasure of the Text
404
from Roland Barthes
415
from A Lovers Discourse
426
Inaugural Lecture Collège de France
457
Deliberation
479
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About the author (1982)

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor at the Collège de France until his death in 1980.

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