Mythologies

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809071940
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"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--

The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520209824
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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.

Image Music Text

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374521360
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The photographic message.-- Rhetoric of the image.-- The third meaning.-- Diderot, Brecht, Eisenstein.-- Introduction to the structural analysis of narratives.-- The struggle with the angel.-- The death of the author.-- Musica practica.-- From work to text -- Change the object itself -- Lesson in writing -- The grain of the voice -- Writers, intellectuals, teachers.

Elements of Semiology

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374521462
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"In his Course in General Linguistics, first published in 1916, Saussure postulated the existence of a general science of signs, or Semiology, of which linguistics would form only one part. Semiology, therefore aims to take in any system of signs, whatever their substance and limits; images, gestures, musical sounds, objects, and the complex associations of all these, which form the content of ritual, convention or public entertainment: these constitute, if not languages, at least systems of signification . . . The Elements here presented have as their sole aim the extraction from linguistics of analytical concepts which we think a priori to be sufficiently general to start semiological research on its way. In assembling them, it is not presupposed that they will remain intact during the course of research; nor that semiology will always be forced to follow the linguistic model closely. We are merely suggesting and elucidating a terminology in the hope that it may enable an initial (albeit provisional) order to be introduced into the heterogeneous mass of significant facts. In fact what we purport to do is furnish a principle of classification of the questions. These elements of semiology will therefore be grouped under four main headings borrowed from structural linguistics: I. Language and Speech; II. Signified and Signifier; III. Syntagm and System; IV. Denotation and Connotation."--Roland Barthes, from his Introduction

Critical Essays

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810105898
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The essays in this volume were written during the years that its author's first four books were published in France. They chart the course of Barthe's criticism from the vocabularies of existentialism and Marxism (reflections on the social situation of literature and writer's responsibility before History) to a psychoanalysis of substances (after Bachelard) and a psychoanalytical anthropology (which evidently brought Barthes to his present terms of understanding with Levi-Strauss and Lacan).

A Lover s Discourse

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809066890
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"Barthes's most popular and unusual performance as a writer is "A Lover's Discourse," a writing out of the discourse of love. This language primarily the complaints and reflections of the lover when alone, not exchanges of a lover with his or her partner is unfashionable. Thought it is spoken by millions of people, diffused in our popular romances and television programs as well as in serious literature, there is no institution that explores, maintains, modifies, judges, repeats, and otherwise assumes responsibility for this discourse . . . Writing out the figures of a neglected discourse, Barthes surprises us in "A Lover's Discourse" by making love, in its most absurd and sentimental forms, an object of interest." Jonathan Culler

Michelet

Author: Jules Michelet
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520078260
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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"

Mourning Diary

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9781429977074
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A major discovery: The lost diary of a great mind—and an intimate, deeply moving study of grief The day after his mother's death in October 1977, 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 330 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.

Camera Lucida

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374521349
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"Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris.

Empire of Signs

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374522070
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An analysis of the culture of Japan includes discussions of haiku, cooking, Zen Buddhism, the custom of bowing, and the layout of cities