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    Description"A Lover's Discourse," at its 1978 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 "Werther "to Winnicott, from Plato to Proust, from Baudelaire to Schubert, "A Lover's Discourse "artfully draws a portrait in which every reader will find echoes of themselves.

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    A Lover's Discourse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Roland Barthes, Translated by Richard Howard, Foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 234
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780374532314
    ISBN 10: 0374532311

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    Abridged Dewey: 128
    B&T Approval Code: A22880000
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    DC21: 809.933
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    LC classification: PC2440 .B3613 2010
    Thema V1.0: DNT
    Edition statement
    Hill & Wang
    Imprint name
    Hill & Wang
    Publication date
    10 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    ROLAND BARTHES was born in 1915. A French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic, he influenced the development of schools of theory, including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, and post-structuralism. He died in 1980.
    Review quote
    “Barthes’s work, along with that of Wilde and Valéry, gives being an aesthete a good name . . . Defending the senses, he never betrayed the mind.” —SUSAN SONTAG "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 her 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