Insightful comments on topics from negative theology to Thomas De Quincy's drug use. Library Journal 7/1/05 His thinking in The Neutral, had never been so mournful, so ample, so warm, so unembarrassed, so alive. -- Wayne Koestenbaum Artforum 12/1/05 Remarkable for the combination of intensely personal and idiosyncratic preoccupations with immensely wide literary and philosophical reference points.Times Literary Supplement -- Michael Sheringham Times Literary Supplement 3/17/2006 A powerful lesson about the balanced, engaged life. Rain Taxi, online edition Winter '07/'08 An excellent English translation... This is a beautiful book. -- Sharon M. Meagher Philosophy In Review 2009
About the Author
Roland Barthes was one of the most influential critics and philosophers of the twentieth century. His works include Mythologies, S/Z, A Lover's Discourse, and Camera Lucida. Rosalind Krauss is University Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University. She is the author of The Optical Unconscious, Formless: A User's Guide, The Picasso Papers, and Bachelors, among other works. Denis Hollier is Professor of French Literature at New York University. He is the editor of A New History of French Literature and the author of Absent Without Leave: French Literature Under the Threat of War.