109: A Lover’s Discourse

Can you talk about love without being in love, and can you be in love without talking about it? Even if it’s impossible to construct a philosophy of love, can you cobble together philosophy, memoir, literary criticism, psychoanalysis and semiotics into something that looks kind of like a philosophy of love if you squint a little?

The Sometime Seminar discusses A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments (Fragments d’un discours amoureux, 1977), a late work by the inimitable Roland Barthes.

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