Mourning Diary

Mourning Diary

Roland Barthes


"In the sentence ‘She's not suffering,' to what, to whom does ‘she' refer? What does that current demanding mean?" ―Roland Barthes, from his diary

The day after his mother's demise in October 1977, Roland Barthes started a diary of mourning. for almost years, the mythical French theorist wrote a couple of solitude new to him; in regards to the ebb and stream of unhappiness; concerning the gradual speed of mourning, and existence reclaimed via writing. Named a best 10 e-book of 2010 via The big apple Times and the most effective Books of 2010 through Slate and The instances Literary Supplement, Mourning Diary is a big discovery in Roland Barthes's paintings: a skeleton key to the topics he tackled all through his lifestyles, in addition to a different examine of grief―intimate, deeply relocating, and universal.

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