A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

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'A Lover's Discourse' is a detailed, painstaking anatomy of desire. Its mini-topics range throughout the entire gamut of love and beyond: jealousy, waiting, letters, being in love with love itself, the meaning of 'i love you', quarrels, the threat of suicide, love at first sight, and more. All readers will find something they recognize in Barthes' recreation of the lover's fevered consciousness: the book is an ecstatic celebration of love and language.

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