A little-known gem, the text of Barthes's What Is Sport? was never reprinted in the Seuil editions of his Complete Works --neither the three-volume version nor the later five-volume edition. It is published here in a graceful and faithful English translation by Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Howard. Originally commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as the text for a documentary film directed by Hubert Aquin, What Is Sport? was written three years after the publication of Barthes's Mythologies (1957) and ...

What Is Sport? 2007, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300116045

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