Synopses & Reviews
A Lovers 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 Goethes Werther
to Winnicott, from Plato to Proust, from Baudelaire to Schubert, A Lovers Discourse
artfully draws a portrait in which every reader will find echoes of themselves.
About the Author
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.