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Roland Barthes Paperback – September 28, 1994

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"[Barthes] realizes that his greatest achievement is not what he is, nor even what he has done, but rather how he has done it. So his self- portrait is not primarily a recollection of events or earlier works. It is, rightly, a delineation of the method rather than the man. And so persuasive or provocative are its assertions and associations that it is impossible to read this portrait of a style passively." -- Jacob Stockinger, San Francisco Review of Books

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (September 28, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520087836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520087835
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,035,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
For the Roland Barthes fan--or any budding postmodernist--an absolute must read. Strange, often baffling, Barthes uses the "autobiographical" form to write what is part criticism, part poetry, part myth and part "true story"--if its not too unpostmodern to even use the word true. The title suggests it all--Barthes becomes his text, and vice-versa. Not a beach read, for sure, but very interesting nonetheless.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Helga on January 27, 2013
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This is an autobiography to measure others by, a wonderful book. Barthes wit and wisdom shines through. The pictures show a side of life that makes you wonder about your own past.
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