Bruissement de la Langue

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University of California Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 373 pages
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The Rustle of Language is a collection of forty-five essays, written between 1967 and 1980, on language, literature, and teaching--the pleasure of the text--in an authoritative translation by Richard Howard.
 

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In the 20th century, the French essayic mind may have tunneled to its deepest riches in the works of the late Roland Barthes. French esthetics, like any country's, can be indigestible (and ... Read full review

Contents

From Science to Literature
3
An Intransitive Verb?
11
Reflections on a Manual
22
Writing Reading
29
Freedom to Write
44
From Work to Text
56
Mythology Today
65
The Rustle of Language
76
Kristevas Semeiotike
168
To Learn and to Teach
176
Bloy
191
Michelets Modernity
208
F B
223
The Baroque Side
233
Reading BrillatSavarin
250
An Idea of Research
271

Rhetorical Analysis
83
Style and Its Image
90
Pax Culturalis
100
The War of Languages
106
The Discourse of History
127
The Reality Effect
141
Writing the Event
149
Revelation
157
heure
277
Loves
296
Writers Intellectuals Teachers
309
To the Seminar
332
The Indictment Periodically Lodged
343
The Image
350
Deliberation
359
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About the author (1989)

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Rumania and Egypt, he joined the Centre de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor at the College de France until his death in 1980.

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