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Published in France in 1954, Roland Barthes's Michelet inspired a revival of interest in the great 19th century French historian. Neither a biography nor a critique, Michelet is Barthes's effort to give the reader a sense of the whole man.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published January 8th 1992 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1957)
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Valerie
Sep 14, 2014 Valerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: essai, histoire
peut-être qu'à lire Michelet on peut se laisser entraîner par sa prose et perdre tout esprit critique en le lisant comme un roman. Barthes ici éclaire les thématiques et les fascination de cet homme qui n'était pas forcément intéressant par ses idées, mais par sa façon de prendre l'histoire à bras le corps, et même de s'en servir de nourriture. Son rapport aux femmes et d'autant plus passionnant. Et je recommande aux curieux la lecture de ce livre qui est par moments passionnant même si très ...more
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I don't understand if this is a biography of a historian, philosophy, a study of history, or what, but its intriguing.
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Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, social theory, design theory, anthropology and post-structuralism.
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