The Grain of the Voice: Interviews 1962-1980

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Northwestern University Press, Dec 3, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages

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Although the late Roland Barthes says at one point here that he does not like giving interviews, this volume contains 39 of them—and still others, according to an editorial note, may also have taken ... Read full review


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Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor of the Coll?ge de France until his death in 1980.

Lyonel Trouillot is a poet, novelist, and essayist of the post-Duvalierist generation of Haitian writers. Linda Coverdale is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the award-winning translator of over fifty books, including Trouillot's "Street of Lost Footsteps "(PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize finalist) and Patrick Chamoiseau's "School Days" and "Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows," all available in Bison Books editions.

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