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Mourning Diary: October 26, 1977 - September 15, 1979

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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 ...

Mourning Diary: October 26, 1977 - September 15, 1979 2012, Hill & Wang, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374533113

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