Criticism and Truth

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jan 1, 2004 - Philosophy - 84 pages
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Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a major French writer, literary theorist and critic of French culture and society. His classic works include Mythologies and Camera Lucida.

Criticism and Truth is a brilliant discussion of the language of literary criticism and a key work in the Barthes canon. It is a cultural, linguistic and intellectual challenge to those who believe in the clarity, flexibility and neutrality of language, couched in Barthes' own inimitable and provocative style.

Translated and Edited by Katrine Pilcher Keuneman
Introduced by Philip Thody>

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Written in 1966 in response to an attack on Barthes's Sur Racine , this polemic answers many of the charges brought against French New Criticism by conservative, academic, 19th-century-oriented ... Read full review

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Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a major French writer, literary theorist and critic of French culture and society. Katrine Pilcher Keuneman is Senior Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Philip Thody was formerly Professor of French Literature at Leeds University

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