Roland Barthes Writing the Political: History, Dialectics, Self re-reads and re-purposes for the twenty-first century France's most important writer of the twentieth century. It argues that Barthes's wide-ranging analyses - from Voltaire to Nietzsche, Marx to myth, gay love to Japan - can be applied to debates and controversies in the contemporary world, in what he called the writer's 'double grasp'.
About the Author
Renowned specialist of Roland Barthes, Andy Stafford has co-edited Barthes's 1968-1969 seminar notes on Sarrasine. His work on Barthes is translated into Chinese, French and Portuguese.