Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “What is sport?” as Want to Read:
What is sport?
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

What is sport?

by
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  2 reviews
A little-known gem, the text of Barthes’s What Is Sport? was never reprinted in the Seuil editions of his Complete Works—neither the three-volume version nor the later five-volume edition. It is published here in a graceful and faithful English translation by Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Howard. Originally commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporationas the text f ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 28th 2007 by Yale University Press (first published 1960)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about What is sport?, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about What is sport?

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 43)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Malcolm
This is a strange and quite marvellous little book. In Mythologies, Barthes has two widely read and cited assays about sport – the Tour de France and Wrestling. This short book continues the theme in the form of a film script from the early 1960s for a Canadian documentary. It is richly written (as expected from Barthes) and is poetic – it merits several revists in its evocations of motor racing, bull fighting, football (soccer), ice hockey, and cycling. Beautiful, and a reminder in a world wher ...more
Nativeabuse

Really interesting book, basically Barthes doing his signature analysis, only on various sports.
Kirill Naumov
Kirill Naumov marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2014
Oscar
Oscar marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2014
Jessica Wallace
Jessica Wallace marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2014
Chelsea Michelle
Chelsea Michelle marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2014
Kris
Kris added it
Nov 29, 2013
adrenalexpire
adrenalexpire marked it as to-read
Nov 23, 2013
Reza رضا
Reza رضا marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2013
Piero
Piero marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2013
Barbara McVeigh
Barbara McVeigh marked it as to-read
May 14, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
13084
Roland Barthes was a French literary critic, literary and social theorist, philosopher, and semiotician. Barthes' work extended over many fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, Marxism and post-structuralism.
More about Roland Barthes...
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography Mythologies A Lover's Discourse: Fragments The Pleasure of the Text S/Z

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »