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Roland Barthes: The Figures of Writing


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The first serious analysis of Barthes as a writer with specific aesthetic techniques, this fresh and original study focuses on some of the ways he discusses the nature of his own writing. The first two chapters examine the key but ambiguous term of "derive" ("drift"), a word which raises questions about how exactly Barthes's writing develops across three decades, about the "scientific" legitimacy of his concepts, and about his own frequently fraught relation to the scientific discourses around him, especially psychoanalysis ...

Roland Barthes: The Figures of Writing 1992, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198151715