Mourning Diary

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 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780374533113
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Imprint: Hill & Wang
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 254g
Height: 209mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 20mm