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The Resource Barthes : a biography, Tiphaine Samoyault ; translated by Andrew Brown

Barthes : a biography, Tiphaine Samoyault ; translated by Andrew Brown

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Barthes : a biography
Title
Barthes
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Tiphaine Samoyault ; translated by Andrew Brown
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Roland Barthes (1915-80) was a central contributor to the thought of his time, but he was also something of an outsider. His father died in the First World War, he enjoyed his mother's unfailing love, he spent long years in the sanatorium, and he was aware of his homosexuality from an early age: all this quickly gave him a sense of his own difference. He experienced the great events of contemporary history from a distance. Nevertheless, Barthes's life was caught up in the violent intense sweep of the twentieth century, a century that he helped to make intelligible. This major new biography, based on unpublished material never before explored (archives, journals and notebooks), sheds new light on Barthes's intellectual positions, his political commitments and his ideas, beliefs and desires. It details the many themes he discussed, the authors he defended, the myths he analysed, the polemics that made him famous and his acute ear for the languages of his day. It also underscores his remarkable ability to see which way the wind was blowing. He is still a compelling author to read, as his path-breaking explorations uncovered themes that continue to preoccupy us today. Barthes's life story gives substance and cohesion to his career, which was guided by desire, intelligence and an extreme sensitivity to the material from which the world is shaped--as well as a powerful refusal to accept any authoritarian discourse. His creative and imaginative use of ideas turned thinking into both an art and an adventure. This remarkable biography enables the reader to enter into Barthes's life and grasp the shape of his existence, and thus understand the kind of writer he became and how he turned literature into life itself. -- Publisher's description
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Biography type
individual biography
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PUL
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Samoyault, Tiphaine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
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Brown, Andrew
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  • Barthes, Roland
  • Linguists
  • Critics
Label
Barthes : a biography, Tiphaine Samoyault ; translated by Andrew Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French as Roland Barthes. Biographie, © Éditions du Seuil, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-564) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jonathan Culler -- Prologue : the death of Roland Barthes -- Introduction -- Setting off -- 'Gochokissime' -- His whole life ahead of him -- Barthes and Gide -- His whole life behind him -- New vistas -- Sorties -- Barthes and Sartre -- Scenes -- Structures -- Literature -- Events -- Barthes and Sollers -- The body -- Legitimacy -- Barthes and Foucault -- Heartbreak -- 'Vita Nova'
Control code
000061336463
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xiv, 586 pages
Isbn
9781509505654
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016018321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951563188
Label
Barthes : a biography, Tiphaine Samoyault ; translated by Andrew Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French as Roland Barthes. Biographie, © Éditions du Seuil, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-564) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Jonathan Culler -- Prologue : the death of Roland Barthes -- Introduction -- Setting off -- 'Gochokissime' -- His whole life ahead of him -- Barthes and Gide -- His whole life behind him -- New vistas -- Sorties -- Barthes and Sartre -- Scenes -- Structures -- Literature -- Events -- Barthes and Sollers -- The body -- Legitimacy -- Barthes and Foucault -- Heartbreak -- 'Vita Nova'
Control code
000061336463
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xiv, 586 pages
Isbn
9781509505654
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016018321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951563188

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