Mourning Diary

Mourning Diary

October 26, 1977-September 15, 1979

Book - 2010
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A major discovery: The lost diary of a great mind--and an intimate, deeply moving study of grief

The day after his mother's death in October 1977, the influential philosopher Roland Barthes began a diary of mourning. Taking notes on index cards as was his habit, he reflected on a new solitude, on the ebb and flow of sadness, and on modern society's dismissal of grief. These 330 cards, published here for the first time, prove a skeleton key to the themes he tackled throughout his work. Behind the unflagging mind, "the most consistently intelligent, important, and useful literary critic tohave emerged anywhere" (Susan Sontag), lay a deeply sensitive man who cherished his mother with a devotion unknown even to his closest friends.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2010
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780809062331
Branch Call Number: 410.92 B282a 2010
Characteristics: x, 261 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Howard, Richard
L├ęger, Nathalie


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