Barthes - a Biography: A Biography [Kõva köide]

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  • Formaat: Hardback, 584 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 235x162x50 mm, kaal: 1 g
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  • ISBN-10: 1509505652
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Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a central figure in 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 soon gave him a sense of his own difference. He experienced the great events of contemporary history from a distance. However, his 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 This major new biography of Barthes, based on unpublished material never before explored (archives, journals and notebooks), sheds new light on his intellectual positions, his political commitments and his ideas,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 castigated, 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 D and he is still a compelling author to read in part because 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, perspicacity and an extreme sensitivity to the material from which the world is shaped D as well as a powerful refusal to accept any authoritarian discourse. By allowing thought to be based on imagination, he 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.

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"Barthes, like no other modern writer, invented a critical form that was live in every sense, where the labor of writing criticism acquired animate breath and pulse as it entered Barthes' chronicle of aesthetic preparation for a Vita Nova, a new life, a novel, a reading of ideologies, images, voices, cultural myths and above all literary texts. Such a self-writing subject poses a daunting challenge to the biographer. But Tiphaine Samoyault has risen to it, with a magisterial life of Roland Barthes, enriched by new archival material and her own peerless talents as both writer and literary critic." Emily Apter, New York University "Tiphaine Samoyault's outstanding biography of Roland Barthes allows us to meet him in person, as it were, as a lively, seductive French intellectual. At the same time, Samoyault offers us a splendid introduction to Barthes' ground-breaking writings in so many fields, from literary theory to meditations about the meaning of human existence." Thomas Pavel, The University of Chicago 'While offering the most detailed and elegantly written interpretation to date of the life and works of its remarkable subject, this book is much more than a traditional intellectual biography. Typhaine Samoyault's masterful, multilayered and, at times, lyrical narrative captures Roland Barthes the person and writer, essayist and scholar, and depicts him in his time and with his contemporaries, family and friends, colleagues and lovers, to be sure. Her phenomenal study tracks the doing and undoing of a great writer and thinker, a witness of what is still, in spite of all appearances to the contrary, very much our own time and cultural, indeed, political predicament. In so doing, she offers a valuable testimony of a person facing opportunities and challenges whose enduring lesson and bitter sweetness we have all learned to appreciate and savour.' Hent de Vries, The Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University

Acknowledgements viii
Bibliographical note x
Foreword xi
Jonathan Culler
Prologue: The death of Roland Barthes 1(12)
Introduction 13(11)
The voice
13(2)
`Life'
15(9)
1 Setting off
24(24)
A father dead at sea
27(8)
The mother as replacement father
35(13)
2 `Gochokissime'
48(16)
From the seaside ...
48(7)
... to the heart of Paris
55(9)
3 His whole life ahead of him
64(19)
The years of apprenticeship
64(11)
Elective affinities
75(8)
4 Barthes and Gide
83(16)
The beginning and the end
84(3)
Music on the large scale and the small
87(3)
Homosexuality
90(2)
Journal
92(7)
5 His whole life behind him
99(22)
From Antiquity to Greece
99(7)
From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
106(4)
From the Atlantic to behind the lines
110(11)
6 New vistas
121(22)
The body and its illness
121(5)
`At the sanatorium, I was happy'
126(7)
The first texts
133(10)
7 Sorties
143(34)
Far from the sanatorium
143(4)
`Nadeau, to whom I owe that capital thing, a debut ...'
147(3)
Far from Paris (1). Bucharest
150(9)
Far from Paris (2). Alexandria
159(5)
Modes of writing: the Ministry and `Degree Zero'
164(13)
8 Barthes and Sartre
177(16)
The argument about responsibilities
178(6)
Childhood and history
184(4)
An invitation to the imaginary
188(5)
9 Scenes
193(38)
Liquidations
194(11)
Theatre
205(11)
The year 1955
216(5)
Theatricality
221(10)
10 Structures
231(37)
The sign
232(5)
The Ecole
237(11)
Structure
248(9)
The house
257(11)
11 Literature
268(38)
Encounters
269(5)
Literary criticism
274(9)
Barthes explains himself
283(8)
The year 1966
291(9)
Thinking the image
300(6)
12 Events
306(37)
Absences
307(10)
The book on May: `Sade, Fourier, Loyola'
317(3)
Changes
320(11)
Cut-ups
331(12)
13 Barthes and Sollers
343(24)
Friendship
346(8)
Everyone's off to China
354(13)
14 The body
367(34)
The eye and the hand
371(8)
Taste
379(5)
Hearing and vision
384(7)
Loving loving
391(10)
15 Legitimacy
401(29)
The professor
401(8)
The College de France
409(4)
Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes
413(12)
The colloque de Cerisy
425(5)
16 Barthes and Foucault
430(15)
Parallel lives
431(4)
An accompaniment
435(2)
Two styles
437(8)
17 Heartbreak
445(25)
1977
445(2)
Love
447(11)
Death
458(2)
The Mourning Diary
460(10)
18 `Vita Nova'
470(29)
15 April 1978
470(9)
New life?
479(5)
Clarity
484(5)
The end
489(10)
Notes 499(66)
Image credits 565(2)
Index 567
Tiphaine Samoyault is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3.