Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes
  • Year2013
  • LanguageRussian
  • Edition5120
  • Pages224
  • BindingPaperback
Garage publishing program in collaboration with Ad Marginem Press

In his autobiography, one of the 20th century’s most cited philosophers reveals his political and theoretical views, explains key ideas and terminology, and discusses his understanding of friendship and love. 

Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes is a fascinating intellectual autobiography of one of the most often cited thinkers of the 20th Century. In this text, Barthes attempts to provide an ‘objective’ view of his life, regarding himself from a distance, whilst presenting a genuine and highly personal diary account. Through a mosaic of memories and flashbacks, Barthes formulates his political and theoretical views, explains his main ideas and terms and discusses his understanding of friendship and love. And it is not surprising that Barthes compares intellectual life with love: the way in which the joy of cognition or an unexpected new idea provides a dose of adrenaline comparable to an encounter with a loved one. Moreover, it is also a book about freedom: freedom of thought, freedom from the myths and stereotypes imposed by society, and above all, freedom from language clichés and conventions. 

WHERE TO BUY IN MOSCOW:
The publications of the programme can be found in GARAGE Bookshop, in the main bookstores of Moscow: "Moskva", "Biblio-Globus", "Molodaya Gvardiya", "Moskovskiy Dom Knighi", "Falanster", chain of bookstores "Noviy Knizhniy", and in the Internet store ozon.ru.

Author

Roland Barthes (1915-1980) A French literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician, whose ideas influenced the development of structuralism. Barthes explored diverse cultural spheres as semiotic systems and studied the relationship between language and authority. His seminal early works include Writing Degree Zero (1953), Mythologies (1957), The Fashion System (1967), and S/Z (1970).

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