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A Lover's Discourse: Fragments Paperback – 4 January 2018
May be the most detailed, painstaking anatomy of desire that we are ever likely to see or need again... All readers will find something they recognize in Barthes' recreation of the lover's fevered consciousness: The book is an ecstatic celebration of love and language and...readers interested in either or both...will enjoy savouring its rich and dark delights ― Washington Post Book World
Barthes's work, along with that of Wilde and Valéry, gives being an aesthete a good name... Defending the senses, he never betrayed the mind -- Susan Sontag
- Publisher : VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1st edition (4 January 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0099437422
- ISBN-13 : 978-0099437420
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 146,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you have loved and lost, or are falling in love, it is bittersweet and heartrending, and at once soothes your pain and inflames it with fresh, emergent reminders of the incoherence of emotion.
It is a very self-indulgent read - and not in a bad way. Something to read on your own, in private, and to take meaningful pauses at every other sentence or so to wonder about your own life and memories...