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What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthess answers to these questions constitute "perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism . . . not only a poetics of reading . . . but a much more difficult achievement, an erotics of reading . . . . Like filings which gather to form a figure in a magnetic field, the parts and pieces here do come together, determined to affirm the pleasure we must take in our reading as against the indifference of (mere) knowledge." --Richard Howard

About the Author

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and the classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor at the College de France until his death in 1980.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374521608
Translator:
Miller, Richard
Author:
Miller, Richard
Author:
Barthes, Roland
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Literature -- Aesthetics.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
vol. 1
Publication Date:
19750131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
84
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.47 x 0.34 in

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