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The Pleasure Of The Text

The Pleasure Of The Text


 What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes's answers to these questions constitute perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism . . . not only a poetics of reading . . . but a much more difficult achievement, an erotics of reading . . . . Like filings which gather to form a figure in a magnetic field, the parts and pieces here do come together, determined to affirm the pleasure we must take in our reading as against the indifference of (mere) knowledge. --Richard Howard

  •  Paperback | 77 pages
  •  135.64 x 220 x 6.35mm | 99.79g
  •  New York, United States
  •  English
  •  Reissue
  •  0374521603
  •  9780374521608

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