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  • Published: 9 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099528340
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $27.99

The Grain Of The Voice



Back in print exclusively from Vintage Classics, interviews with the great French intellectual

In these interviews, given between 1962 and 1980, Barthes speaks about the development of his thought, explaining why and how he wrote his many books, paying tributes to philosophers, linguists, novelists, poets, painters and film-makers who have inspired him, as well as discussing how his life became dedicated to an exploration of semiotics. What comes across is the sheer gusto of a man who never stopped developing and changing, and the warm personal side of his rich and probing intelligence.

  • Published: 9 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099528340
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor at the College de France until his death in 1980.

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Praise for The Grain Of The Voice

As a first introduction to the work of Roland Barthes, The Grain of the Voice could not be bettered...Stimulated by generally intelligent questioners, Barthes here talks about the development of his thought, explains why and how he wrote his many books, and pays tributes to philosophers, linguists, novelists, poets, painters and film-makers who have interested and inspired him... What comes across most vividly is the sheer gusto of a man who never stopped developing and changing, never stopped interacting with contemporaries of all ages and all tastes, and never stopped enjoying his intellectual activities and spiritual explorations.

Washington Post

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