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On Barthes’s “Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives”

I feel I may have been a little unfair in choosing "From Work to Text" last post. In the same collection of essays, Image - Music - Text, is a much better introduction to what Barthes is known for: (post-)structuralism. Recall that structuralism began back in the very early 1900's (maybe even very late 1800's)… Continue reading On Barthes’s “Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives”

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art, language, literature, philosophy, writing

On Barthes’s “From Work to Text”

Roland Barthes was a prolific and important academic literary critic in the mid 20th century. He published many books, but his most famous are probably S/Z, Mythologies, and Image - Music - Text. The essay "From Work to Text" comes from this last book. I thought I'd continue from Sontag into Barthes, since he was… Continue reading On Barthes’s “From Work to Text”