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    Mourning Diary: October 26, 1977 - September 15, 1979 (Paperback) By (author) Professor Roland Barthes, Translated by Richard Howard

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    Description"In the sentence 'She's no longer suffering, ' to what, to whom does 'she' refer? What does that present tense mean?" --Roland Barthes, from his diary The day after his mother's death in October 1977, Roland Barthes began a diary of mourning. For nearly two years, the legendary French theorist wrote about a solitude new to him; about the ebb and flow of sadness; about the slow pace of mourning, and life reclaimed through writing. Named a Top 10 Book of 2010 by "The New York Times" and one of the Best Books of 2010 by "Slate" and "The Times Literary Supplement," "Mourning Diary" is a major discovery in Roland Barthes's work: a skeleton key to the themes he tackled throughout his life, as well as a unique study of grief--intimate, deeply moving, and universal.

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    Mourning Diary
    October 26, 1977 - September 15, 1979
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Roland Barthes, Translated by Richard Howard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780374533113
    ISBN 10: 0374533113

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    BIC subject category V2: BGLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
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    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    DC21: 410.92
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 410.92
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A22182000, A22880000
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    LC classification: P85.B33 A3 2010
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    BISAC V2.8: LCO015000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBL, DND
    Edition statement
    Translation, Annotated
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Hill & Wang
    Imprint name
    Hill & Wang
    Publication date
    13 March 2012
    Author Information
    Roland Barthes was born in 1915. A French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic, he influenced the development of various schools of theory, including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, and post-structuralism. He died in 1980.
    Review quote
    "A revelation to readers of the great Barthes." --Judith Thurman, "The New Yorker" podcast "This book's unvarnished quality is the source of its wrecking cumulative power. Barthes's ironic intellect is here wrapped around his nakedly beating heart." --Dwight Garner, "The New York Times ""Precise and touching memories intersect with spare and at times desperate notes on time, death and grief, written despite 'the fear of making literature out of it.'" --Julian Barnes, "The Times Literary Supplement ""A collection of aphorisms, sadnesses, self-analysis: a journal of savage intimacy." --Adam Thirlwell, "The New Republic ""A beautiful, lapidary portrait of mourning." --Meghan O'Rourke, "Slate"