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S/Z: An Essay
Title:S/Z: An Essay
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Theory, Literary criticism
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Is there any such thing as revolutionary literature Can literature in fact be political at all These are the questions Roland Barthes addresses in i Writing Degree Zero i his first published book and a landmark in his oeuvre The debate had engaged the European literary community since the s with this fierce manifesto Barthes challenged the notion of literature s obligation to be socially committed Yes Barthes allows the writer has a political and ethical responsibility But the history of French literature shows that the writer has often failed to meet it and from Barthes s perspective literature is committed to little more than the myth of itself Expert and uncompromising i Writing Degree Zero i introduced the themes that would soon establish Barthes as one of the leading voices in literary criticism, b A major discovery The lost diary of a great mind and an intimate deeply moving study of grief b br br The day after his mother s death in October the influential philosopher Roland Barthes began a diary of mourning Taking notes on index cards as was his habit he reflected on a new solitude on the ebb and flow of sadness and on modern society s dismissal of grief These cards published here for the first time prove a skeleton key to the themes he tackled throughout his work Behind the unflagging mind the most consistently intelligent important and useful literary critic to have emerged anywhere Susan Sontag lay a deeply sensitive man who cherished his mother with a devotion unknown even to his closest friends, i A Lover s Discourse i at its 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 Goethe s i Werther i to Winnicott from Plato to Proust from Baudelaire to Schubert i A Lover s Discourse i artfully draws a portrait in which every reader will find echoes of themselves, This is Barthes s scrupulous literary analysis of Balzac s short story i Sarrasine i