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Mourning Diary

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by Roland Barthes
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Mourning Diary by Roland Barthes

A major discovery: The lost diary of a great mind--and an intimate, deeply moving study of grief

The day after his mother's death in October 1977, the influential philosopher Roland Barthes began a diary of mourning. Taking notes on index cards as was his habit, he reflected on a new solitude, on the ebb and flow of sadness, and on modern society's dismissal of grief. These 330 cards, published here for the first time, prove a skeleton key to the themes he tackled throughout his work. Behind the unflagging mind, "the most consistently intelligent, important, and useful literary critic to have emerged anywhere" (Susan Sontag), lay a deeply sensitive man who cherished his mother with a devotion unknown even to his closest friends.

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Pages: 272
Size: 109 KB
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Date published:   2010
ISBN: 9781429977074 (DRM-EPUB)

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