The Pleasure of the Text

The Pleasure of the Text

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374521608

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 67

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What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes’s answers to these questions constitute "perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism . . . not only a poetics of reading . . . but a much more difficult achievement, an erotics of reading . . . . Like filings which gather to form a figure in a magnetic field, the parts and pieces here do come together, determined to affirm the pleasure we must take in our reading as against the indifference of (mere) knowledge." --Richard Howard
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Pleasure of the Text

The Pleasure of the Text

In The Pleasure of the Text, Sami Alwani weaves together themes of art induced dissociation, queer intergenerational polyamory, racial capitalism and esoteric mystical experiences into twenty slice-of-life comic stories that are equal parts ...

Author: Sami Alwani

Publisher:

ISBN: 1772620521

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

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In The Pleasure of the Text, Sami Alwani weaves together themes of art induced dissociation, queer intergenerational polyamory, racial capitalism and esoteric mystical experiences into twenty slice-of-life comic stories that are equal parts comedy and tragedy. These stories question society and individual identity. A talking baby philosophizes away his own emotions. A half-man, half-dog cartoonist's spirit burns too bright when he alienates the entire alternative comics industry, drunk on his own power. A friendly ghost survives COVID quarantine with the help of CBD pot cookies and essential oil diffusers. There's something for everyone in this cheerful volume collecting all of award-winning Alwani's work-to-date with plenty of never-before-seen material.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

For the Pleasure of the Text

For the Pleasure of the Text

At the heart of this book lies attempts to read: reading here being understood as the openness to the possibility of another; a relation that occurs prior to any semantic or formal identification, and, therefore, prior to any attempt at ...

Author: Jeremy Fernando

Publisher:

ISBN: 9810979037

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Page: 110

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At the heart of this book lies attempts to read: reading here being understood as the openness to the possibility of another; a relation that occurs prior to any semantic or formal identification, and, therefore, prior to any attempt at assimilating, or appropriating, what is being read to the one who reads. Thus, an event. It opens with Lim Lee Ching's reading of this book; a reading before your reading, as it were. And is followed by Jeremy Fernando's attempts to respond to the many Roland Barthes - all whilst foregrounding the risk that, even as one attempts to read as openness to the possibility of another, all reading potentially re-writes the other; that his reading may well be an inscribing of his R.B.; that whilst reading it, you may well be making your very own R.B.. In the midst of which, you will find a piano score composed by Jachin Pousson: which is both a nod to the fact that Barthes was a pianist, and also a note to the musicality of the thought of Roland Barthes. The hope is that these readings bring, open the possibility of, pleasure: not just for the one who reads, but perhaps even for - if one allows oneself to imagine - the text. For the one we call, name - can do nothing but name - Roland Barthes.
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The Pleasures of the Text

The Pleasures of the Text

In The Pleasures of the Text Elizabeth Locey sets herself the task of pinning down the often slippery ways in which pleasure is mapped onto the body of the reader, and she confronts and challenges the philosophical debate between ...

Author: Elizabeth Locey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742515273

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This provocative reading of scandalous French woman writer Violette Leduc--heralded as a great by Beauvoir, Sartre, Genet, Camus--erodes the divide between body and text in erotic literature. In The Pleasures of the Text Elizabeth Locey sets herself the task of pinning down the often slippery ways in which pleasure is mapped onto the body of the reader, and she confronts and challenges the philosophical debate between pornography and erotica
Categories: Social Science

The Gentlest Law

The Gentlest Law

Rich in informative and provocative suggestions for interpreting all of Barthes's texts, this unique work proposes a comprehensive commentary on Barthes's brilliant, programmatic book, The Pleasure of the Text.

Author: Armine Kotin Mortimer

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015015463154

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Rich in informative and provocative suggestions for interpreting all of Barthes's texts, this unique work proposes a comprehensive commentary on Barthes's brilliant, programmatic book, The Pleasure of the Text. Fully explained intertexts illustrate the theory of intertextuality and clarify the book's most enigmatic and complex concepts. Also included are corrections of the serious errors in the English translation. The introduction assesses the importance of The Pleasure of the Text in Barthes's evolution and defines intertextuality and other key Barthesian notions such as écriture; a bibliography and index complete this valuable and most unusual study. Students and professors alike will find it indispensable.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Pleasure of the Feminist Text

The Pleasure of the Feminist Text

The title of this critical study is partly stolen from Roland Barthes' The Pleasure of
the Text (1973, transl. 1975), in which he distinguishes between the text of
pleasure (plaisir) and the text of bliss (jouissance): Text of pleasure: the text that ...

Author: Susanne Gruss

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042025318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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“I would regard myself as a feminist writer, because I'm a feminist in everything else and one can't compartmentalise these things in one's life.” (Angela Carter)“When I became a feminist in 1968, I felt that I'd come home: the first home I ever had that was feminine. And it was very wild and theatrical and erotic, the early feminism.” (Michèle Roberts)Angela Carter and Michèle Roberts share a keen interest in gender and sexual identity, but many of their topics seem to mark them as opposites: Roberts's fascination with the impact of religion, motherhood and autobiography on female identity covers areas that Carter shuns in her writings. In reading these two authors parallel and in contrast to each other, this monograph follows a triple objective: it provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the works of Roberts, explores aspects of Carter's work that have not yet been analyzed sufficiently (religion, motherhood, and masculinity), and uses both authors to explore motifs and strategies of feminist writing. The analyses of both authors' works are supplemented by close readings of a wide range of theoretical perspectives (especially French feminism and psychoanalysis) and concise theoretical outlines of the topics covered (radical feminism, religion, motherhood and fatherhood, masculinity, fairy tales, romances and chick lit, and history and auto/biography).
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Pleasure of Her Text

The Pleasure of Her Text

Author: Alice Bach

Publisher: Trinity PressIntl

ISBN: UOM:39015020794338

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Categories: Religion

The Return of the Author

The Return of the Author

19 Barthes's Paper Author As institution , the author is dead , ... but The Pleasure
of the Text It is at this point that the author's friendly return , mentioned by Barthes
in his is preface to Sade , Fourier , Loyola , takes place . A paradox becomes ...

Author: Eugen Simion

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810112736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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This work traces the debate of biographical criticism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Serious Pleasures of Suspense

The Serious Pleasures of Suspense

In Aspects of the Novel, E. M. Forster described suspense as a literary technique
that appealed particularly to "tyrants and savages ... In S/Zand The Pleasure of
the Text, Barthes argues that the texts of suspense kindle a desire for
ideologically ...

Author: Caroline Levine

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813922178

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Scholars have long recognized that narrative suspense dominates the formal dynamics of 19th-century British fiction. This study argues that various 19th-century thinkers - John Ruskin, Michael Faraday, Charlotte Bronte - saw suspense as a vehicle for a new approach to knowledge called "realism".
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The Pleasures of Benevolence a Poem By L Evans

The Pleasures of Benevolence  a Poem   By L  Evans

large sums were made by educating slaves and then selling them for managers
of estates , & c . ... of a much better fate than to be sold for a shilling at an old
book stall , are the following lines , from which the idea in the text was taken : .

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ISBN: BL:A0019730700

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The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit

The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit

Then , secondly , we have it in the text that he perceived the pleasures of sin to
be but for a season . He said to himself , “ I may have but & short time to live , and
even if I live to a good old age , life at the longest is still short ; and when I come
to ...

Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068273725

Category: Sermons, English

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Categories: Sermons, English

The Pleasure of Modernist Music

The Pleasure of Modernist Music

More specifically, Barthes was eager to differentiate between God-like Author
and proletarian scriptor, and to ensure polyvalent meanings for a text. “We know
now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single 'theological' meaning (the
 ...

Author: Arved Mark Ashby

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580461436

Category: Music

Page: 404

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An exploration of the meaning of "modernist" music.
Categories: Music

The Pleasure of Writing

The Pleasure of Writing

It does not guarantee an unmediated relation between author and text. Still, it
needs to be posited as a temporal trace, a discursive practice.12 The notion of
sexed authors and gendered texts has been recently problematized by, among
others ...

Author: Rodica Diaconescu-Blumenfeld

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557531978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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"This volume is recommended to both Italianist and feminist scholars and students, as well as to readers concerned with the ties between literary theory and textual analysis."--BOOK JACKET.
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The North Dakota Quarterly

The North Dakota Quarterly

Feminist Criticism and the Pleasure of the Text JANE GALLOP In 1973 Roland
Barthes , the foremost practitioner of structuralist literary criticism , published a
book entitled The Pleasure of the Text . ' It is an attempt to elaborate a theory of
the ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001002661

Category: North Dakota

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Play in a Godless World

Play in a Godless World

80 . shock , disturbance , even loss , Barthes , The Pleasure of the Text , p . 19 .
euphoria , fulfilment , comfort , Barthes , The Pleasure of the Text , p . 19 . sincere
fiction , Bourdieu , Outline of a Theory of Practice , p . 171 . nothing other than the
 ...

Author: Catherine Bates

Publisher: Open Gate Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029588295

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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This text challenges the long tradition which sees human play as the fount of creativity and origin of all civilization. The book traces the history of an alternative theory of play in Shakespeare, Nietzsche and Freud, where play is an end in itself - a cultivation of aesthetic forms which do nothing to disguise their artificiality and which are loved only for the fictions which they are. Nietzsche, the arch-philosopher of play, Freud, the theorizer of slips and jokes, and Shakespeare, master of the man-made illusions of the play world, are shown to anticipate the playful philosophy which has become a hallmark of postmodern times.
Categories: Philosophy

Barthes

Barthes

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Fontana Press

ISBN: UOM:39015052469924

Category: Arts

Page: 495

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Categories: Arts

Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment

The fixed structures or building blocks of conventional fairy tales afford the
pleasure of familiarity to the young reader, ... and the bliss of the unexpected and
new: the comfortmaking ways in which the texts fulfil expectations and the
blissmaking ...

Author: Janice Bland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441165992

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.
Categories: Education

Making Your Own Days

Making Your Own Days

Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684824383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Libidinal Currents

Libidinal Currents

OEDIPUS , SEXUAL ANXIETY , AND THE DEAUTHORIZING DESIGNS OF
PATERNAL NARRATIVE William Faulkner ... of the Father would deprive
literature of many of its pleasures , " Roland Barthes writes in The Pleasure of the
Text .

Author: Joseph Allen Boone

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226064670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 513

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According to scholar Joseph Allen Boone, modern fiction with its strong currents of sexuality creates a poetics of the perverse with the power to influence how we think. Challenging common theories, Boone constructs a model for interpreting sexuality that reaches from Freud's theory of the libidinal instincts to Foucault's theory of sexual discourse. A landmark work in the study of modernist fiction and the study of sexuality and gender.
Categories: Literary Criticism