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Camera Lucida Reflections on Photography

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ISBN-10: 0374532338

ISBN-13: 9780374532338

Edition: 2010

Authors: Roland Barthes, Geoff Dyer, Richard Howard

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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Roland Barthes (1915-1980), a French critic and intellectual, was a seminal figure in late twentieth-century literary criticism. Barthes's primary theory is that language is not simply words, but a series of indicators of a given society's assumptions. He derived his critical method from structuralism, which studies the rules behind language, and semiotics, which analyzes culture through signs and holds that meaning results from social conventions. Barthes believed that such techniques permit the reader to participate in the work of art under study, rather than merely react to it. Barthes's first books, Writing Degree Zero (1953), and Mythologies (1957), introduced his ideas to a European…    

Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham in 1958. He currently lives in London.

Richard Howard was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 13, 1929. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1951 and studied at the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the French Government in 1952-1953. He briefly worked as a lexicographer, but soon turned his attention to poetry and poetic criticism. His works include Trappings: New Poems; Like Most Revelations: New Poems; Selected Poems; No Traveler; Findings; Alone with America; and Quantities. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1969 for Untitled Subjects. He is also a translator and published more than 150 translations from the French. He received the PEN Translation Prize in 1976 for his translation of E. M. Cioran's A Short History of…