The Rustle of Language

The Rustle of Language

by Roland Barthes

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809015276
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/01/1987
Pages: 374
Sales rank: 653,974
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a French cultural and literary critic, whose clever and lyrical writings on semiotics made structuralism one of the leading movements of the twentieth century. Barthes had a cult following and published seventeen books.

Table of Contents

1 FROM SCIENCE TO LITERATURE
From Science to Literature 
To Write: An Intransitive Verb? 
Reflections on a Manual 
Writing Reading 
On Reading 
Freedom to Write 
2 FROM WORK TO TEXT
The Death of the Author 
From Work to Text 
Mythology Today 
Research: The Young 
The Rustle of Language 
3 LANGUAGES AND STYLE
Rhetorical Analysis 
Style and Its Image go
Pax Culturalis 
The War of Languages 
The Division of Languages 
4 FROM HISTORY TO REALITY
The Discourse of History 
The Reality Effect 
Writing the Event 
5 THE LOVER OF SIGNS
Revelation 
A Magnificent Gift 
Why I Love Benveniste 
Kristeva's Semeiotike 
The Return of the Poetician 
To Learn and to Teach 
6 READINGS
ONE
Cayrol and Erasure 
Bloy 
Michelet, Today 
Michelet's Modernity 
Brecht and Discourse: A Contribution to the Study of Discursivity 
TWO
F.B. 
The Baroque Side 
What Becomes of the Signifier 
Outcomes of the Text 
Reading Brillat-Savarin 
Longtemps, je me suis couche de bonne heure... 
Preface to Renaud Camus's Tricks 
One Always Fails in Speaking of What One Loves 
7 ENVIRONS OF THE IMAGE
Writers, Intellectuals, Teachers 
To the Seminar 
The Indictment Periodically Lodged . . . 
Leaving the Movie Theater 
The Image 
Deliberation 

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