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Barthes, Roland

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Most widely held works by Roland Barthes
Mythologies by Roland Barthes( Book )

436 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 5,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--
Criticism and truth by Roland Barthes( Book )

174 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a major French writer, literary theorist and critic of French culture and society. His classic works include 'Mythologies' and 'Camera Lucida'. This is a discussion of the language of literary criticism and a key work in the Barthes canon
Writing degree zero by Roland Barthes( Book )

279 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines the nature of writing, as well as the historical, political and personal forces responsbile for the formal changes in writing from the classical period to the present. Ranging far beyond the confines of most literary criticism, this is an incisive analysis of language and speech, tone and style
The pleasure of the text by Roland Barthes( Book )

197 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes's answers to these questions constitute "perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism ... not only a poetics of reading ... but a much more difficult achievement, an erotics of reading ... Like filings which gather to form a figure in a magnetic field, the parts and pieces here do come together, determined to affirm the pleasure we must take in our reading as against the indifference of (mere) knowledge."--Richard Howard
S/Z by Roland Barthes( Book )

198 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantic study of Balzac's novella 'Sarrasine', of which the text (in English) is included on pages 221-254
A lover's discourse : fragments by Roland Barthes( Book )

160 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, Barthes addresses the language of love, a language of solitude, of mythology, of what he calls an 'image repertoire'. It is aimed at those who have been in love, and those who've not. A range of examples are included, from Nietzsche to Zen
Critical essays by Roland Barthes( Book )

130 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage--such as dexterous hands and larger brains. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world's leading paleoanthropologists, transports readers to an epoch in the remote past when the Earth was home to many migratory populations of ape species. Drawing on the latest astonishing discoveries in the fossil record as well as his own experiences conducting field expeditions across Europe and Asia, Begun provides a sweeping evolutionary history of great apes and humans. He tells the story of how one of the earliest members of our evolutionary group--a new kind of primate called Proconsul--evolved from lemur-like monkeys in the primeval forests of Africa. Begun vividly describes how, over the next ten million years, these hominoids expanded into Europe and Asia and evolved climbing and hanging adaptations, longer maturation times, and larger brains, setting the stage for the emergence of humans."--Dust jacket
On Racine by Roland Barthes( Book )

127 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Franse toneelschrijver (1639-1699)
The fashion system by Roland Barthes( Book )

133 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses the language of the fashion magazine; the structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashion. He also gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of the fashion magazine
Empire of signs by Roland Barthes( Book )

148 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi le Japon ? parce que c'est le pays de l'écriture : de tous les pays que l'auteur a pu connaître, le Japon est celui où il a rencontré le travail du signe le plus proche de ses convictions et de ses fantasmes, ou, si l'on préfère, le plus éloigné des dégoûts, des irritations et des refus que suscite en lui la sémiocratie occidentale. Le signe japonais est fort : admirablement réglé, agencé, affiché, jamais naturalisé ou rationalisé. Le signe japonais est vide : son signifié fuit, point de dieu, de vérité, de morale au fond de ces signifiants qui règnent sans contrepartie. Et surtout, la qualité supérieure de ce signe, la noblesse de son affirmation et la grâce érotique dont il se dessine sont apposées partout, sur les objets et sur les conduites les plus futiles, celles que nous renvoyons ordinairement dans l'insignifiance ou la vulgarité. Le lieu du signe ne sera donc pas cherché ici du côté de ses domaines institutionnels : il ne sera question ni d'art, ni de folklore, ni même de "civilisation" (on n'opposera pas le Japon féodal au Japon technique). Il sera question de la ville, du magasin, du théâtre, de la politesse, des jardins, de la violence ; il sera question de quelques gestes, de quelques nourritures, de quelques poèmes ; il sera question des visages, des yeux et des pinceaux avec quoi tout cela s'écrit mais ne se peint pas. Roland Barthes (4ème de couverture)
Camera lucida : reflections on photography by Roland Barthes( Book )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death, these 'reflections on photography' begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs. Then, as Barthes contemplates a photograph of his mother as a child, the book becomes an exposition of his own mind."--Alibris
Image, music, text by Roland Barthes( Book )

93 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographic message.-- Rhetoric of the image.-- The third meaning.-- Diderot, Brecht, Eisenstein.-- Introduction to the structural analysis of narratives.-- The struggle with the angel.-- The death of the author.-- Musica practica.-- From work to text -- Change the object itself -- Lesson in writing -- The grain of the voice -- Writers, intellectuals, teachers
Sade, Fourier, Loyola by Roland Barthes( Book )

91 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Sade/Fourier/Loyola, eminent literary theorist Roland Barthes offers a treatise on the nature of philosophical creation. Barthes examines the parallel enterprises of his three subjects as logothetes, or founders of languages: Sade, the language of erotic freedom; Fourier, the language of social perfection and happiness; and Loyola, the language of divine address. Each of these is an all-enveloping system, a "secondary language" that isolates the adherent from the conventional world. His object, Barthes makes clear, is not to decipher the content of their respective works, but to consider Sade, Fourier, and Loyola as creators of text."--Jacket
The semiotic challenge by Roland Barthes( Book )

88 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundeling van veertien eerder afzonderlijk verschenen artikelen over het plezier en de betekenis van de semiotiek
The rustle of language by Roland Barthes( Book )

74 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rassemble les écrits du penseur entre 1964 et 1980 sur la littérature, la langue et le signe. Electre 2017
A Barthes reader by Roland Barthes( Book )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with only a handful of other writers, Roland Barthes has set the direction of modern cultural and literary criticism. More than two dozen of his books have appeared in English translation, and several major American writers have heralded his essays as elegant and profound. This book includes his earliest essay (on Gide), his Inaugural Lecture at the Collège de France, and "Deliberation," none of which had previously been published in English. It also offers a broad sampling from the most representative of his major works: On Racine, Writing Degree Zero, Mythologies, Critical Essays, The Pleasure of the Text, Sade/Fourier/Loyola, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes, Image-Music-Text, A Lover's Discourse, The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies, and New Critical Essays. The texts are presented in their entirety, except in the case of a few of the lengthier ones, from which Sontag has chosen substantial key sections. All the selections are eloquently translated, and Sontag's introductory essay-itself an important contribution to Barthes studies-stands as a definitive evaluation and summation of the author and his work
The responsibility of forms : critical essays on music, art, and representation by Roland Barthes( Book )

78 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These late essays of Roland Barthes's are concerned with the visible and the audible, and here the preoccupations are particularly intense and rewarding, in part because Barthes was himself, by predilection, an artist and a musician, and in part because he was of two minds about the very possibility of attaching to art and to music a written text, a criticism
Elements of semiology by Roland Barthes( Book )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roland Barthes, the West's master critic, has given us fertile rereading of such classic French authors as Racine and Balzac, brought to attention lesser-known writers like Fourier and Loyola, studied the mythologies and sign systems of modern life and fashion, explored cinema and music, examined culture-as-system in Japan, tried to delineate the erotics of reading and writing, and touched provocatively on numerous other topics. What he shares with the best of his colleagues is the assumption that criticism is an attitude, not an act. He brings his readers questions and speculations that are always engaging and expansive. It is just this temperament that makes him the latest heir of the tradition of French moralistes--Montaigne, Diderot, Voltaire, and, in his own day, Gide and Sartre--who used their cultural conscience and experimental brilliance to synthesize intellectual, ethical, and literary concerns."--Jacob Stockinger, San Francisco Review of Books
New critical essays by Roland Barthes( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eiffel Tower, and other mythologies by Roland Barthes( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to Paris of Billy Graham, the flooding of the Seine--and other shared events and aspects of everyday experience
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Criticism and truthWriting degree zeroThe pleasure of the textS/ZA lover's discourse : fragmentsCritical essaysOn RacineThe fashion system
Alternative Names
Bart, Rolan.

Bart Rolan 1915-1980

Bārṭ, Rūlān

Bārṭ, Rūlān 1915-1980

Barthes, R.

Barthes, R. 1915-1980

Barthes, R. (Roland)

Barthes, R. (Roland), 1915-1980

Barthes Roland

Barthes, Roland 1915-1980

Barthes, Roland Gérard 1915-1980

Barts, Rolāns 1915-1980

Baruto, Roran

Luolan, Ba'erte 1915-1980

Luolan Bate

Rolan Bart

Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes Filosofo francés, critico y teórico literario

Roland Barthes francia fiozófus, író, kritikus, irodalom- és társadalomelméleti gondolkodó

Roland Barthes Francouzský filozof a sémiotik.

Roland Barthes Frans filosoof

Roland Barthes französischer Literaturkritiker, Schriftsteller, Philosoph und Semiotiker

Roland Barthes French philosopher, critic and literary theorist

Roland Barthes philosophe, critique littéraire et théoricien de la littérature français

Roland Barthes saggista, critico letterario e linguista francese

Roland Gérard Barthes

Rolandus Barthes scriptor

Rolāns Barts

Ρολάν Μπαρτ

Барт, Ролан

Барт Ролан 1915-1980

Ралан Барт

Ралян Барт

Ролан Барт

Ролан Барт философ, критик

Ролан Барт француски филозоф, критичар и книжевен теоретичар

Ролан Бартез

Ռոլան Բարտ

Ռոլան Բարտ ֆրանսիացի գրող

בארת, רולאן

בארת, רולאן 1915-1980

ברת, רולן 1915-1980

רולאן בארת

بارت، رولان

بارط, رولان

رولان بارت

رولان بارت، 1915-1980

ڕۆلان بارت

रोलां बार्थ

ਰੋਲਾਂ ਬਾਰਥ

റോളാങ്ങ് ബാർത്ത്

รอล็อง บาร์ต

როლან ბარტი

롤랑 바르트

바르뜨, 롤랑 1915-1980

바르트, 롤랑 1915-1980

バルト, R

バルト, ロラン


羅蘭, 巴爾特 1915-1980


罗兰·巴特 法国哲学家

罗兰, 巴尔特 1915-1980

羅蘭巴爾特 1915-1980

巴特, 罗兰