A Lover's Discourse by Roland Barthes

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A Lover’s Discourse, at its 1978 publication, was revolutionary: Roland Barthes made unprecedented use of the tools of structuralism to explore the whimsical phenomenon of love. Rich with references ranging from Goethe’s Werther to Winnicott, from Plato to Proust, from Baudelaire to Schubert, A Lover’s Discourse artfully draws a portrait in which every reader will find echoes of themselves.


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ROLAND BARTHES was born in 1915. A French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic, he influenced the development of schools of theory, including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, and post-structuralism. He died in 1980.
Published January 1, 1900 by Jonathan Cape Ltd. 240 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Structuralist rhetoric tailored to the "little narcissisms, psychological paltrinesses" of a lover.

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