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A Lover's Reply (to Roland Barthes's A Lover's Discourse)

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Roland Barthes's book, A Lover's Discourse, is a classic confession of the pains of love. This chapter is an homage to the late great contemporary French thinker.


Barthes: A Lover's (Internet) Discourses

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to the work of Roland Barthes, outlining his theories of textual interpretation — his theories of myth and code — as a basis for understanding his reflections on lover's ... More


Amorous Discourse and ‘Bolts of Annihilation’ in the American Poems

in Tony Harrison and The Holocaust

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235064
eISBN:
9781846314254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235064.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the treatment of the Holocaust in the love poetry of Tony Harrison. It suggests that Harrison follows that of historicist writing about love that explores its function in the ... More


‘As if the sex matters’: Beckett, Barthes and Endgame in Love

James Brophy

in Beckett Beyond the Normal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474460460
eISBN:
9781474490801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460460.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter reads Beckett's Endgame alongside another prominent work of the mid-century French literary context, Roland Barthes's A Lover's Discourse: Fragments. It proposes that queer readings of ... More


Neutral, Nuance

Thomas Baldwin

in Roland Barthes: The Proust Variations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620016
eISBN:
9781789623734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620016.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter Four explores Barthes’s work on Proust in (or across) three late texts (Comment vivre ensemble, ‘“Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure”’ and La Préparation duroman I et II) in order to ... More


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