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Barthes : a biography

Author: Tiphaine Samoyault
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Samoyault, Tiphaine.
Barthes.
Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016018321
Named Person: Roland Barthes; Roland Barthes
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tiphaine Samoyault
ISBN: 9781509505692 1509505695 9781509505685 1509505687 9781509505678 1509505679
OCLC Number: 951563554
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Previously published by Seuil : Paris, France in French as Roland Barthes. Biographie, ©2015.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 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'.
Other Titles: Roland Barthes Biographie.
Responsibility: Tiphaine Samoyault ; translated by Andrew Brown.

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