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Roland Barthes: The Figures of Writing
by Andrew Brown
This study examines, through close reading of a wide range of texts, some of the ways Barthes viewed his own activity of writing. For him, writing was a highly figural activity: like metaphor, what it conveyed could not be reduced to any single message, but rather set up a force-field of different meanings. Writing was also figural in a more disturbing sense: as opposed to ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 12th 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1992)
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Andrew Brown is a journalist and writer; editor of the Belief section of the Guardian's Comment is Free as well as a weekly web column and other work. He is author of "Fishing in Utopia", The Darwin Wars: The Scientific Battle for the Soul of Man, and In the Beginning Was the Worm: Finding the Secrets of Life in a Tiny Hermaphrodite. He has also been Religious Affairs correspondent for the Indepen ...moreMore about Andrew Brown...