Mourning Diary

Mourning Diary

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… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 12, 2010)

Collection: Hill and Wang

Language: English


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