A Barthes Reader

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099224917

Category: Arts

Page: 495

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A selection of works by the French intellectual Roland Barthes, including seminal essays, such as 'Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives' as well as his more unusual works, such as 'The World of Wrestling'. 'Susan Sontag makes a convincing argument for Barthes the Great Writer. . . What is new about Barthes' posthumous reputation is the view of him as a writer whose books of criticism and personal musing must be admired as serious and beautiful works of the imagination' New York Times Book Review 'At last, with A Barthes Reader, we have a sort of Michelin guide to one of the most beguiling minds of our era. Smartly introduced by Susan Sontag, the Reader samples Barthes' achievement over three decades' Newsweek

Stuff Theory

Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism

Author: Maurizia Boscagli

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623562686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 1712

A groundbreaking theory of materialism which reconsiders the role of stuff, the small objects that clutter our lives, as they crowd the pages of modern literature.

Roland Barthes

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: McMillin Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780333642573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

View: 8248

First published in 1977, "Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes "is the great literary theorist's most original work--a brilliant and playful text, gracefully combining the personal and the theoretical to reveal Roland Barthes's tastes, his childhood, his education, his passions and regrets.

The Friendship of Roland Barthes

Author: Philippe Sollers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509513353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 587

In Roland Barthes's eyes, Philippe Sollers embodied the figure of the contemporary writer forever seeking something new. Thirty-six years after Barthes produced his study Sollers Writer, Sollers has written a book on the man who was his friend and who shared with him a total faith in literature as a force of invention and discovery, as a resource and an encyclopaedia. They met regularly, exchanged many letters and fought many battles together, against every kind of academicism, every political and ideological regression. Barthes shed light on Sollers's work in a series of articles that are still of great relevance today. Sollers, in turn, assumed the role of Barthes's publisher at Le Seuil from the publication of his Critical Essays in 1964, and was left deeply shocked and saddened by Barthes's death in 1980. In short, they were very close to each other, despite their differences, and Sollers expresses here what this meant at the time and what it continues to represent, highlighting the themes that sustained their friendship. The book also contains some thirty letters from Barthes to Sollers, completing our image of one of the most extraordinary partnerships in French literary life.

Wie man wird, was man schreibt

Sprache, Subjekt und Autobiographie bei Nietzsche und Barthes

Author: Daniela Langer

Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag

ISBN: 3770541111

Category: Autobiography

Page: 351

View: 6868

>Und gar das Ich! Das ist zur Fabel geworden, zur Fiktion, zum Wortspiel - so Friedrich Nietzsche, der damit die Rede vom Tod des Subjekts begründete, welche wiederum Roland Barthes zum Tod des Autors modifizierte. Welche Möglichkeit verbleibt nach diesen verkündeten Toden noch, eine Autobiographie zu schreiben? Dazu soll die Verschränkung von Sprachreflexion und Subjektkritik bei Nietzsche und Barthes geklärt und den Schreibpraktiken beider Autoren nachgegangen werden, wobei - verursacht auch durch Barthes' Nietzsche-Rezeption - beträchtliche Analogien neben signifikannten Differenzen offengelegt werden. Vor diesem Hintergrund finden ausführliche Analysen der Autobiographien Ecce homo. Wie man wird, was man ist und Roland Barthes par Roland Barthes ihren Ort. Die Debatte um Subjektivität und Autorschaft kehrt so an ihre Wurzeln zurück: Wie schreiben sich

Roland Barthes

Author: Mike Gane,Nicholas Gane

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1664

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Literary Theory and Criticism

An Oxford Guide

Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199291335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 598

View: 7573

Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most importantmovements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.

Die siebte Sprachfunktion

Author: Laurent Binet

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644055017

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 3725

Binets erster Roman «HHhH» gewann 2010 den Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, und sein neuer Roman «Die siebte Sprachfunktion» gewann 2015 den Prix Interallié und den Prix du Roman Fnac. Es ist ein Krimi mit Poststrukturalisten. Paris, Frühjahr 1980: Roland Barthes wird von einem bulgarischen Wäschelieferanten überfahren. Barthes kommt von einem Essen mit dem Kandidaten für das Amt des Ministerpräsidenten, François Mitterrand, und trägt ein Manuskript unter dem Arm. Ein Passant, Michel Foucault, wird Zeuge des Unfalls und behauptet, es war Mord. Der Tod des Autors ist für Kommissar Bayard ein Rätsel. Er mischt sich unter die Poststrukturalisten, besucht Vorlesungen von Foucault und hört Vorträge von Julia Kristeva, Philippe Sollers, Jacques Derrida und anderen. Da er nichts versteht, macht er den jungen Sprachwissenschaftler Simon Herzog zu seinem Assistenten. Der Roman ist auch ein Gesellschaftsporträt des Frankreichs der achtziger Jahre. Bayard ermittelt unter den Nach-Achtundsechzigern, die er nicht ausstehen kann, diesen linken Nichtsnutzen, die mit Joints und langen Haaren vor der Uni herumlungern und mit lüsternen Professoren, die von sexueller Freiheit labern und sich unzüchtig benehmen, Frankreichs Kultur gefährden. Das Manuskript, das Barthes bei sich hatte, bleibt spurlos verschwunden. Auch der bulgarische Geheimdienst interessiert sich dafür. Ein bulgarischer Mörder greift Simon Herzog mit einer vergifteten Regenschirmspitze an. Aber im letzten Moment wird Herzog von zwei Japanern gerettet. Sie sind ebenfalls hinter dem Manuskript her. Eine heiße Spur führt zu dem italienischen Semiotiker Umberto Eco. Also bewegt sich der Tross – Kommissar und Assistent, Bulgaren und Japaner, nach Italien. Die Reise geht noch lange weiter, sie führt sogar auf einen amerikanischen Campus, wo Foucault über die Sexualität der Elefanten philosophiert. Das Manuskript, das alle haben wollen, beschreibt die siebte Sprachfunktion (in Anlehnung an Roman Jakobsons Standardwerk der Linguistik über die sechs Sprachfunktionen). Die siebte Funktion, die Binet Roland Barthes erfinden lässt, gibt Politikern die rhetorischen Mittel an die Hand, öffentliche Rededuelle und damit auch die Wahlen zu gewinnen. Könnte Mitterrand damit an die Macht gelangen?

Writing the Image After Roland Barthes

Author: Jean-Michel Rabate

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812200233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 8091

In the final stages of his career, Roland Barthes abandoned his long-standing suspicion of photographic representation to write Camera Lucida, at once an elegy to his dead mother and a treatise on photography. In Writing the Image After Roland Barthes, Jean-Michel Rabaté and nineteen contributors examine the import of Barthes's shifting positions on photography and visual representation and the impact of his work on current developments in cultural studies and theories of the media and popular culture.

Roland Barthes's The Death of the Author

Author: Laura Seymour

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429818866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 88

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Roland Barthes’s 1967 essay, "The Death of the Author," argues against the traditional practice of incorporating the intentions and biographical context of an author into textual interpretation because of the resultant limitations imposed on a text. Hailing "the birth of the reader," Barthes posits a new abstract notion of the reader as the conceptual space containing all the text’s possible meanings. The essay has become one of the most cited works in literary criticism and is a key text for any reader approaching reader response theory.

Roland Barthes

Author: Michael Moriarty

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804719339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

View: 5390

This book provides a lively introduction to the work of Roland Barthes, one of the twentieth century's most important literary and cultural theorists. The book covers all aspects of Barthes's writings including his work on literary theory, mass communications, the theatre and politics. Moriarty argues that Barthes's writing must not be seen as an unchanging body of thought, and that we should study his ideas in the contexts within which they were formulated, debated and developed.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0809083752

Category: Semiotics

Page: 271

View: 7702

Preface by Richard Howard. Translated by Richard Miller. This is Barthes's scrupulous literary analysis of Balzac's short story "Sarrasine."


Selected Writings

Author: Roland Barthes,Susan Sontag

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

Page: 495

View: 4492

Sade, Fourier, Loyola

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520066281

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Author: Jules Michelet,Roland Barthes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520078260

Category: History

Page: 226

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"For students interested in historiography, Michelet is one of the earliest truly successful literary readings of an historical text. . . . For all of us who are interested in this field it is a classic."--Lionel Gossman, author of Between History and Literature

The Eiffel Tower, and Other Mythologies

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209824

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 151

View: 1433

In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to Paris of Billy Graham, the flooding of the Seine - and other shared events and aspects of everyday experience.

Critical Essays on Roland Barthes

Author: Diana Knight

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN: 9780783804576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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The full range of literary traditions comes to life in the Twayne Critical Essays Series. Volume editors have carefully selected critical essays that represent the full spectrum of controversies, trends and methodologies relating to each author's work. Essays include writings from the author's native country and abroad, with interpretations from the time they were writing, through the present day. Each volume includes: -- An introduction providing the reader with a lucid overview of criticism from its beginnings -- illuminating controversies, evaluating approaches and sorting out the schools of thought -- The most influential reviews and the best reprinted scholarly essays -- A section devoted exclusively to reviews and reactions by the subject's contemporaries -- Original essays, new translations and revisions commissioned especially for the series -- Previously unpublished materials such as interviews, lost letters and manuscript fragments -- A bibliography of the subject's writings and interviews -- A name and subject index A leading French literary critic, Barthes's work in the recently created field of semiotics helped found the French "new novel".

Writer Sollers

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Continuum


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 104

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In his discussion of the controversial French writer Sollers, Barthes raises critical issues of central importance - such as the nature of narrative, the theory of language, the problems of traditional realism and the relationship between literature and politics. The Introduction and notes provide an important presentation of Sollers for the English-speaking reader. Roland Barthes (19-15-1980) is one of the most important figures in the development of modern critical theory and a leading exponent of la nouvelle critique. His many works include Criticism and Truth (Athlone 1987), Writing Degree Zero, Mythologies, S/Z and Elements of Semiology.