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,
ThePleasure 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.
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1989. XIII, 254 pp.
Contents: A commentary on Barthes's The Pleasure of theText, including 285 intertexts and corrections of translation
errors. Informative and provocative suggestions for understanding all Barthes. Indispensable for both students and professors.