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Columbia University Press Fall 2012 Catalog

Columbia University Press Fall 2012 Catalog

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The catalog of all Fall 2012 titles from Columbia University Press.
The catalog of all Fall 2012 titles from Columbia University Press.

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Published by: Columbia University Press on Jun 01, 2012
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How to Live Together
Roland Barthes
Translated by Kate Briggs
The seminal lecTures ThaT seT BarThes on hisepic course To explore The collaBoraTivepoTenTial o reading, wriTing, and newnarraTive orms.
The Preparation o the Novel 
, a collection o lecturesdelivered at a dening moment in Roland Barthes’scareer and completed just weeks beore his death, the criticspoke o his struggle to discover a dierent way o writingand a new approach to lie.
The Neutral 
preceded this work,containing Barthes’s challenge to the classic oppositions o Western thought and his eort to establish new pathways o meaning.
How to Live Together 
predates both achievements,a series o lectures exploring solitude and the degree o contact necessary or individuals to exist and create at theirown pace. A distinct project that sets the tone or his subse-quent lectures,
How to Live Together 
is a key introduction toBarthes’s pedagogical methods and critical worldview.Barthes ocuses on the concept o “idiorrhythmy,” a produc-tive orm o living together in which one recognizes andrespects the individual rhythms o the other. He exploresthis phenomenon in ve texts representing dierent livingspaces and their associated ways o lie: Émile Zola’s
, set in a Parisian apartment building; ThomasMann’s
The Magic Mountain
, which takes place in a sana-torium; André Gide’s
La séquestrée de Poitiers
, based on thetrue story o a woman conned to her bedroom; DanielDeoe’s
Robinson Crusoe
, about a castaway on a remote is-land; and Pallidius’s
Lausiac History
, on the ascetic lives o the desert athers. As with his previous lecture books,
How to Live Together 
exemplies Barthes’s singular approach toteaching, in which he invites his audience to investigatewith him, or or him, and wholly incorporates them intohis discoveries. Rich with playul observations and sugges-tive, clariying prose,
How to Live Together 
is a oundationaltext orienting English-speaking readers to the ull power o Barthes’s intellectual adventures.
(1915–1980) was a French literary theorist, phi-losopher, critic, and semiotician. His books include
The Preparationof the Novel 
The Neutral 
 A Lover’s Discourse
; and
Camera Lucida
. Barthes’s work has been central to the delineation anddevelopment of numerous schools of theory, including structuralism,semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, anthropology, andpoststructuralism.
is the translator of Roland Barthes’s
The Preparation of the Novel 
“r Bt ty - t t y,  t, t t t. h b    ,   ,    t; tt t  y , k tt  t tt t-ytt. . . . a Bt’ k   t t t  ;  y ,    ,  t (t t t ) t t . Bt, t t  t k b, , bt, tt,t. a t  ”
—Susan Sontag
$26.95t / £18.95
paper 978-0-231-13617-4
$84.50 / £58.50
cloth 978-0-231-13616-7
224 pages, 7
liTerarY criTicism
european perspecTives: a series in socialThoughT and culTural criTicism
World English-language Rights: Columbia University Press; All Other Rights: Georges Borchardt, Inc.

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