The Grain of the Voice: Interviews 1962-1980

The Grain of the Voice: Interviews 1962-1980

by Roland Barthes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810126400

ISBN-13: 9780810126404

Pub. Date: 12/28/2009

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

This book brings together the great majority of Barthes’s interviews that originally appeared in French in Le Figaro Littéraire, Cahiers du Cinéma, France-Observateur, L'Express, and elsewhere. Barthes replied to questions—on the cinema, on his own works, on fashion, writing, and criticism—in his unique voice; here we have Barthes

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This book brings together the great majority of Barthes’s interviews that originally appeared in French in Le Figaro Littéraire, Cahiers du Cinéma, France-Observateur, L'Express, and elsewhere. Barthes replied to questions—on the cinema, on his own works, on fashion, writing, and criticism—in his unique voice; here we have Barthes in conversation, speaking directly, with all his individuality. These interviews provide an insight into the rich, probing intelligence of one of the great and influential minds of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810126404
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
988,762
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

From Speech to Writing
Do Things Mean Something?
On Film
I Don't Believe in Influences
Semiology and Cinema
On Behalf of the "New Criticism," Roland Barthes Replies to Raymond Picard
On The Fashion System and the Structural Analysis of Narratives
The Fashion System
Conversation on a Scientific Poem
On S/Z and Empire of Signs
L'Express Talks with Roland Barthes
Roland Barthes on Criticism
Digressions
Interview: A Conversation with Roland Barthes
The Fatality of Culture, the Limits of Counterculture
Pleasure / Writing / Reading
The Adjective Is the "Statement" of Desire
An Almost Obsessive Relation to Writing Instruments
The Phantoms of the Opera
Roland Barthes versus Received Ideas
What Would Become of a Society that Ceased to Reflect upon Itself?
The Play of the Kaleidoscope
Twenty Key Words for Roland Barthes
Literature / Teaching
The Surrealists Overlooked the Body
The Crisis of Truth
A Great Rhetorician of Erotic Figures
Of What use Is an Intellectual?
A Lover's Discourse
The Greatest Cryptographer of Contemporary Myths Talks about Love
On the Subject of Violence
A Few Words to Let in Doubt
An Extremely Brutal Context
Roland Barthes on Roland Barthes
Dare to Be Lazy
For a Chateaubriand of Paper
From Taste to Ecstasy
On Photography
The Crisis of Desire
Bibliography

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