mourning diary

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In the sentence ‘She’s no longer suffering, ‘ to what, to whom does ‘she’ refer? What does that present tense mean? –Roland Barthes, from his diary

The day after his mother’s death in October 1977, Roland Barthes began a diary of mourning. For nearly two years, the legendary French theorist wrote about a solitude new to him; about the ebb and flow of sadness; about the slow pace of mourning, and life reclaimed through writing. Named a Top 10 Book of 2010 by The New York Times and one of the Best Books of 2010 by Slate and The Times Literary Supplement, Mourning Diary is a major discovery in Roland Barthes’s work: a skeleton key to the themes he tackled throughout his life, as well as a unique study of grief–intimate, deeply moving, and universal.

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Weight 0.254 kg
Dimensions 20.8 × 13.7 × 2 cm
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Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

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B

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General – Trade / Code: K