Bibliographic Details

Album : unpublished correspondence and texts / Roland Barthes ; established and presented by Éric Marty ; with the assistance of Claude Coste for On Seven Sentences in Bouvard et Pécuchet ; translated by Jody Gladding.

Author / Creator Barthes, Roland, author.
Uniform title Correspondence. Selections. English
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2018.
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 357 pages).
Language English
Series European Perspectives
European perspectives.
Subject Barthes, Roland -- Correspondence.
Barthes, Roland.
Critics -- France -- Correspondence.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & Theory.
Electronic books.
Personal correspondence.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Marty, Éric, 1955- editor.
Gladding, Jody, 1955- translator.
Coste, Claude, author.
ISBN 9780231545884
Summary Album provides an unparalleled look into Roland Barthes's life of letters. It presents a selection of correspondence, from his adolescence in the 1930s through the height of his career and up to the last years of his life, covering such topics as friendships, intellectual adventures, politics, and aesthetics. It offers an intimate look at Barthes's thought processes and the everyday reflection behind the composition of his works, as well as a rich archive of epistolary friendships, spanning half a century, among the leading intellectuals of the day. Barthes was one of the great observers of language and culture, and Album shows him in his element, immersed in heady French intellectual culture and the daily struggles to maintain a writing life. Barthes's correspondents include Maurice Blanchot, Michel Butor, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Julia Kristeva, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Georges Perec, Raymond Queneau, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marthe Robert, and Jean Starobinski, among others. The book also features documents, letters, and postcards reproduced in facsimile; unpublished material; and notes and transcripts from his seminars. The first English-language publication of Barthes's letters, Album is a comprehensive testimony to one of the most influential critics and philosophers of the twentieth century and the world of letters in which he lived and breathed.
Other form Print version: 9780231179867 0231179863