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Writing Degree Zero (1953)

by Roland Barthes

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"Is there any such thing as revolutionary literature? Can literature, in fact, be political at all? These are the questions Roland Barthes addresses in Writing Degree Zero, his first published book and a landmark in his oeuvre. The debate had engaged the European literary community since the 1930s; with this fierce manifesto, Barthes challenged the notion of literature's obligation to be socially committed. Yes, Barthes allows, the writer has a political and ethical responsibility. But the history of French literature shows that the writer has often failed to meet it--and from Barthes's perspective, literature is committed to little more than the myth of itself. Expert and uncompromising, Writing Degree Zero introduced the themes that would soon establish Barthes as one of the leading voices in literary criticism."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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Barthes tiene la intención de afirmar la existencia de una realidad independiente del lenguaje de la forma y el estilo, trata de mostrar cómo funciona esta tercera dimensión formales que une el escritor a su sociedad
  Maak-Books | Mar 19, 2014 |
Roland Barthes, född 12 november 1915, död 25 mars 1980, fransk författare, litteraturforskare och semiotiker. Barthes var professor vid École Pratique des Hautes Études i Paris. Han avled efter att ha blivit påkörd av en tvättbil.

Barthes räknas till strukturalismens centralgestalter. Han skrev en rad tongivande texter inom semiotik, semantik och lingvistik. Barthes var tydligt påverkad av existentialismen.

Genom att introducera termen translingvistisk, kunde Barthes tillämpa semiotikens språkliga begreppsapparat på de flesta mänskliga aktiviteter - från myter och matvanor till visuella miljöer i vidaste bemärkelse. Men det är kanske med sin insats inom bildanalysen som Barthes fick sitt största inflytande: Hans klassiska artikel Rhétorique de l'image (Bildens retorik) i tidskriften Communications 1964 redogör för en bilds olika artikulationsnivåer, konnotationsförhållanden och retoriska figurer.

Senare texter, såsom Balzac-analysen i S/Z, har också varit centrala för den poststrukturalistiska utvecklingen inom litteraturvetenskapen. ( )
  Jannemangan | May 17, 2010 |
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added by AngelsAngladaLibrary | editCanigó, 337 - 1974, Maria Àngels Anglada

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